Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Author announcement: Anne Sibley O'Brien
Anne Sibley O'Brien of Peaks Island, Maine, has illustrated thirty books for children, thirteen of which she also wrote. Her passion for multiracial and global subjects was kindled by being raised in South Korea as the daughter of medical missionaries. She illustrated Jamaica's Find (a Reading Rainbow selection) and six other Jamaica titles by Juanita Havill; Africa Is Not a Country (Children's Africana Book Award) and four other titles by Maine author Margy Burns Knight; and the just-released Moon Watchers: Shirin's Ramadan Miracle, by Maine author Reza Jalali. She wrote and illustrated The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea (Aesop Award; Asian-Pacific American Award for Literature; Global Korea Award; and Booklist's "Top Ten Graphic Novels for Youth 2007"), and After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance (Maine Literary Book Award 2010), which she co-wrote with her son, Perry O'Brien. She blogs about race, culture and children's books at Coloring Between the Lines.