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E.B. Lewis’s Finnegan Children’s Literature Lecture at Lesley University: “The Art of Education”

March 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lesley’s Evelyn M. Finnegan Children’s Literature Lecture Series presents award-winning illustrator E.B. Lewis!

goodman_first stepE.B. Lewis describes himself as an “artistrator” who tells stories through his fine art as well as his illustrations for children’s literature. Mr. Lewis has recently collaborated with children’s book author, Susan Goodman, to publish The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation On Trial. This newly-released book tells the story of the first case that challenged our courts to outlaw segregated schools, based in 1847 Boston prior to the Civil War.

Susan Goodman, faculty in Lesley’s MFA in Creative Writing, will join E.B.Lewis to discuss The First Step.

A reception will follow the lecture. Free and open to the public, but please register in advance here.

About the Evelyn M. Finnegan Children’s Literature Collection in Sherrill Library
Lesley University’s outstanding children’s literature collection is named in honor of children’s book author Evelyn M. Finnegan, Lesley Class of 1948, in recognition of her family’s philanthropic support.  This lecture series is funded by the collection’s permanent endowment in conjunction with Sherrill Library and the Graduate School of Education’s Language and Literacy Division.



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