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Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture for Young People: Robert Sabuda

The annual Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture for Young People will present children's author Robert Sabuda on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. The event is free and open to all. [Register for the Event]

Robert Sabuda was raised in Pinckney, Michigan. He was skilled as an artist from a very young age, and attended the Pratt Institute in New York City. His interest in children's book illustration began with an internship at Dial Books for Young Readers while attending the Pratt Institute. Initially working as a package designer, he illustrated his first children's book series, Bulky Board Books, in 1987. Wide recognition came his way after he started designing pop-up books for children in 1994.

The lecture series was created in memory of Leslie Riedel by her family and friends so that young people could meet some of their favorite authors. Past speakers of the series include children's authors/illustrators David Macaulay, Chris Van Allsburg, Jerry Pinkney, Lois Lowry, Tomie dePaola, Grace Lin, Katherine Paterson and Kate DiCamillo.