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Brian Wilson

About Brian Wilson

Brian E. Wilson is a children's librarian at Evanston Public Library. He served on the 2015 Odyssey Committee and the 2017 Caldecott Committee.

The Antlered Ship

The Fan Brothers live in Canada. Are they eligible for the Caldecott? That question has come up on many discussion boards about Caldecott contenders. And the answer is yes. According to the Caldecott criteria, “The award is restricted to artists who are citizens or residents of the United States.” Although they reside in Toronto, Terry […]

All the Way to Havana

Thanks to All the Way to Havana, the vibrant and evocative book written by Margarita Engle and inventively illustrated by Mike Curato, I learned something very interesting about modern-day Cuba. Many of the cars on the road there are pre-1959 American automobiles. We meet a boy whose family owns such a vehicle, lovingly called “Cara Cara.” Passed from one […]