Your Author Series / Tu serie de autores

 

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Read, create and discover by meeting and connecting with authors and illustrators at your library.

Lee, crea y descubre al conocer y compartir con autores e ilustradores en tu biblioteca.


Upcoming Events


 writer Darian Symoné Harvin and illustrator Monica Ahanonu and their book
February 10, 2023 4:00 PM

Join the Los Angeles Public Library in welcoming writer Darian Symoné Harvin and illustrator Monica Ahanonu as they discuss their new book, Black Icons in Herstory - 50 Legendary Women.

Featuring striking portraits and biographies of some of the most admired women in the fields of music, film, literature, politics, and more—from Rosa Parks to Nina Simone, Octavia Butler to Janet Jackson, and Michelle Obama to Amanda Gorman—Each striking portrait illustrated by Monica Ahanonu is accompanied by an original, illuminating biography by Darian Symoné Harvin.

Monica Ahanonu is a Los Angeles-based illustrator and author who has created distinctive work in her signature bold and colorful style for the New York Times, Nylon, Time, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Vice, Adidas, Netflix, Google, and many more trendsetting clients. As IMG Models’ first signed illustrator, Monica is emerging as a leading tastemaker in fashion while she continues to elevate her talents in illustration.

Darian Symoné Harvin is a multimedia reporter using her journalism and curatorial skills to craft distinct narratives on beauty, pop culture, and the intersection of both. Her career has been dedicated to working on thoughtful and viral ways to present news and content to people for platforms like BuzzFeed News, Teen Vogue, NBC News, and Vox.com. She is formerly the Beauty Editor at Large for Los Angeles Times’ culture magazine, Image.

Streaming live on the library's YouTube channel.

Those attending the virtual program will have an opportunity to win a free book.

Thank you to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund.


Janae Marks and her book
February 24, 2023 4:00 PM

The Los Angeles Public Library is excited to host author Janae Marks as she talks about her latest middle-grade book, On Air With Zoe Washington, an empowering and big-hearted sequel to the critically acclaimed From the Desk of Zoe Washington. On Air follows Zoe and her recently exonerated father as they build on their new relationship and work to open their own restaurant together, but as public interest in their story wanes, will anyone still be listening? Janae Marks is the critically acclaimed author of middle-grade novels, From the Desk of Zoe Washington, A Soft Place to Land, and On Air with Zoe Washington. Her novels have been named Best Book of the Year by Parents Magazine, Chicago Public Library, the Boston Globe, the Bank Street College of Education, and others. From the Desk of Zoe Washington is currently in development with Disney Branded Television to become an original movie executive produced by Kerry Washington.

Streaming live on the library's YouTube channel.

Those attending the virtual program will have an opportunity to win a free book.

Thank you to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund.





Funding provided by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund and other generous donors.

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