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7 pm ILP: Jerry Craft

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From Mama's Boyz to New Kid and beyond

Learn about life, art, and telling your story with bestselling author, illustrator and syndicated cartoonist, Jerry Craft.  Join us for a conversation about his works and journey to success, including a drawing demo that will be fun for the whole family!  Craft will be joined in conversation by Ronell Whitaker, a founding member of the Lit-X Teacher Cohort. Whitaker is the English Curriculum Director for Community High School District 218 in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

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This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events.  ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). 

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