Chris Raschka: Artist Talk and Book Signing: AHML

Chris Raschka: Artist Talk and Book Signing

The Hendrickson Room at Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Enjoy an evening with the library's artist-in-residence, acclaimed author and illustrator Chris Raschka. Chris will share an overview of his 25 years of making books for children. Learn how this boy born in Pennsylvania and raised in suburban Chicago, who learned music and enrolled in medical school before writing his first book, went on to achieve great acclaim with Charlie Parker Played Be Bop, published in 1992, garnered a Caldecott Honor for Yo? Yes! in 1994, and went on to create a prolific 60 children’s books.  A book signing will follow.

This event is presented in conjunction with Bravo! Chris Raschka, an art exhibit from the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, on display in the Library's Marketplace from June 4 through August 12. Visit for more.

The event is free, but registration is requested--please register here. 

Event date: 

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
A Ball for Daisy Cover Image
By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375858611
Availability: On Our Shelves to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Schwartz & Wade - May 10th, 2011

Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal

Yo! Yes? Cover Image
ISBN: 9780439921855
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - January 2007

An effective, unusual 34-word story of the beginnings of a friendship, accompanied by wild and wonderful illustrations. Against pastel backgrounds, in vibrant, colorful images, an African-American boy and a white boy meet on the street.