Friday, January 14, 2011

The Rainbow of Hands Library Book

When I enter a library, I see a rainbow of hands reaching across time and space to offer me knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration.

I am working on a handmade book that will be displayed at and used as the introductory image to a talk I am giving at the South Carolina School Library Association Conference in March. On the panels of the accordion I will be writing the names of authors through time and around the world.

There is room for 288 names. I welcome your suggestions, from you as individuals or from your class. I am looking for both children's and adult authors. I'd love suggestions of authors from other countries as my experience is primarily with English and American authors.

In addition to the image being used in the talk, it will also be posted on my blog. There will be an accompanying pdf with the names of all the authors.

To participate:
please comment to this post with your recommendation of author(s) and a sentence or two describing why you think (s)he should be included and your name so credit can be given.

Thank you in advance.


Anonymous said...

I recommend some books by Maya writers: Sb'eyb'al Jun Naq Maya' Q'anjob'al/La otra cara/A Maya Life, by Gaspar Pedro González -- it was the first novel ever published in a modern Mayan language (Q'anjob'al), and is also available in both English and Spanish (as are his other novels and poetry). Also, Ixim/Maíz/Corn by Emiliano Guzmán Meza, a lovely volume of photographs and text in three languages about corn, the staple food of the Mayas, by a young Tzeltal-speaking member of the Indigenous Photography Archive project in Chiapas, Mexico. Also, Poems I Brought Down From the Mountain,one of a number of bilingual poetry collections by Humberto Ak'abal, Guatemala's premiere K'iche'-speaking poet. Finally, the fabulous Mayan Hearts, an artists book by the Chiapas cooperative Taller Leñateros.

From Laura Martin

Mo said...

"The Red Tree" by Shaun Tan & "Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat" by Stephen Michael King are my two of my favorite Australian writer/illustrators, these books inspire everyone to follow their dreams.
& my all time favourite book is "The Golden Book of Fairy Tales"translated from the French by Marie Ponsot and illustrated by Adrienne Seégur in 1957. Here's a link to a tribute to this wonderful illustrator by Terri Windling.

Mo said...

Oops! The illustrator's name is Adrienne Ségur with one é not two!

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