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Wilber D. May Center’s Spring Exhibit: Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Winners

Jenny Justice

Wilber D. May Center’s Spring Exhibit: Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Winners

Reno is really thriving when it comes to art and amazing exhibits this Spring. The Nevada Museum of Art is knocking out of the park with the Victorian Radicals Exhibit, but did you know that our own Wilbur D. May Center has a beautiful exhibit as well? This is focused on the art of children’s literature and the collection is lovely, nostalgic and sweet.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal, also known as the Caldecott, annually recognizes the “most distinguished American picture book for children.” It is awarded to the illustrator by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Some notable Caldecott winners include Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day, Jane Yolen’s Owl Moon, and my personal favorite A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Phillip C. Stead.

For more on the exhibit, that runs from March 25 - April 30, 2021 here’s what their website has to say:

“Children's books take young readers on visual journeys that encourage curiosity and imagination with the world around them! Since 1938, the Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the Caldecott Medal for excellence in children's book illustrations. The prestigious and coveted medal is awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

This exhibition features the original illustrations and books from Caldecott Medal recipients including the first Caldecott Award recipient Dorothy P. Lathrop (1938) and Maurice Sendak (1964), whose work Where the Wild Things Are was adapted for the big screen.”

Admission to the exhibit is $6 adults / $4 seniors & children.

For more information, visit:

Wibur D. May Center, Washoe County Parks

Young at Art Exhibit

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Jenny Justice is a poet, writer, mother and teacher. She is just a girl in the world, new to town and learning to love this city - Reno, NV. She writes about all things local from food, to fun, to what you need to know to have a good day, good week, or good time in The Biggest Little City. Jenny loves books and will encourage that love of books with her book reviews. She also writes about relationships, dating, parenting, and other topics when the muse moves her. Follow her for good food, good books, and good fun especially in the Biggest Little City in the world.

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