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Jillian Tamaki to Illustrator 2018 Children’s Book Week Poster

November 3, 2017


New York, NY – November 2, 2017 – Every Child a Reader has announced that Jillian Tamaki will illustrate the official 2018 Children’s Book Week poster. Over 100,000 posters will be distributed to libraries, schools, and bookstores for next year’s 99th anniversary of Children’s Book Week, set for April 30 to May 6, 2018.

Tamaki joins the ranks of icons such as Ezra Jack Keats, Jerry Pinkney, Marcia Brown, Brian Selznick, Maurice Sendak, Rosemary Wells, and Garth Williams as the designer of the Children’s Book Week poster – a tradition dating back to the program’s creation in 1919. The 2018 poster will feature the theme initiated last year with Christian Robinson’s poster – One World, Many Stories – which highlights the power of books to appeal to readers of all backgrounds.

Shaina Birkhead, Programming and Strategic Partnerships Director for Every Child a Reader and the CBC, said: “The creation of the Children’s Book Week official poster is always a magical and inspiring process. We are so excited to be working with Jillian Tamaki and the design team at First Second Books on the 2018 poster. We have no doubt it will be a favorite for kids and adults everywhere.”

About Jillian Tamaki

Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and comics artist living in Toronto, Ontario. She is the co-creator, with her cousin Mariko Tamaki, of Skim and This One Summer, the latter of which won a Caldecott Honor and Printz Award in 2015. Her own graphic novels include SuperMutant Magic Academy and Boundless. Her first picture book, They Say Blue, which explores our perception and experience of the natural world, will be released in 2018.

About Every Child a Reader

Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens across America. Every Child a Reader’s popular national programs include Children’s Book Week; the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards; and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, in partnership with the Library of Congress.

About the Children’s Book Council (CBC)

The Children’s Book Council is the nonprofit trade association for children’s book publishers in North America. The CBC offers children’s publishers the opportunity to work together on issues of importance to the industry at large, including educational programming, diversity advocacy, and partnerships with major national organizations.

Media Contact: Shifa Kapadwala, Publicity Manager, CBC/Every Child a Reader  212-966-1990

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