Author and Illustrator Melissa Sweet delivered the 2017 Naomi C. Chase lecture on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Melissa has illustrated many award-winning books, including two Caldecott Honor books: A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams and The Right Word: Peter Mark Roget and His Thesaurus, both by Jen Bryant. She wrote and illustrated Carmine: A Little More Red, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade, which garnered a Sibert Medal.
Melissa just completed her first chapter book biography, Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White. She lives in Maine.
To learn more about Melissa Sweet, please visit the wonderful online exhibit created by Emily Midkiff, a University of Minnesota graduate student in children’s literature and presented by The Children’s Literature Research Collection.