Butler Libraries will host a book signing with local children’s book illustrator Michele Wood on Wednesday, February 5, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Irwin Library as part of Butler Founder’s Day activities.

Chasing Freedom CoverThe public is invited to attend.

A representative from the University bookstore will be on hand to sell copies of Wood’s new book with author Nikki Grimes, Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony Inspired by Historical Facts. Chasing Freedom richly imagines the experiences of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, illuminating historical events like the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Wood, an Indianapolis native, is a painter, illustrator and designer. She won the American Book Award for Going Back Home and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for I See the Rhythm. More about her is at MicheleWood.com.

Grimes won a 2014 Coretta Scott King Honor for Words with Wings, and she is the author of four other Coretta Scott King Honor books: Talkin’ About Bessie, Jazmin’s Notebook, The Road to Paris, and Dark Sons. She also won the Coretta Scott King Award for Bronx Masquerade and is the recipient of the 2006 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. More about her is at NikkiGrimes.com.



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