Author-Illustrator Grace Lin Captivates Little Calhouners
Little Calhouners across age groups came together for a building-wide study of author and illustrator Grace Lin. With compelling, colorful illustrations and storylines of varying complexity, Lin’s work captivated the wide range of ages that fills the rooms at 74th street.
Lin is Taiwanese-American and shares her culture through her stories while touching on universal themes like family, friendship and food! Each age group focused on a different story or aspect of Lin's work for their projects, drawing inspiration from her stories' illustrations and themes. From writing poems and book reviews to creating kites and origami animals, the study proved to be as layered and varied as this author’s work.
This in depth author study gave Little Calhouners the opportunity to grow their literacy and writing skills while expressing their creativity. Read below to learn more about the work from each age group.