May Your Life Be Deliciosa Book Event @Central Children's Room

photo of author, illustrator and book cover of May Your Life Be Deliciosa

Join us for our rescheduled May Your Life Be Deliciosa book event! Now on January 28th at 10:30 AM!

May Your Life Be Deliciosa is a story of love, family, tradition, and "cooking by heart." We are happy to have the author, Michael Genhart, and 2022 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Winner, Loris Lora, here to talk about this lovely picture book. Mr. Genhart will be here in person, and Ms. Lora will be "Zooming" in to our space here on the 4th floor. We'll hear some of the family stories that influenced the creation of the book, hear the story read aloud, and we might even have some other surprises in store! 

This program is best for kids ages 5 and up and their families. Join in person or via zoom at:

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library 

Michael Genhart, PhD is a child, adolescent, and adult clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco.  He is also the author of 11 picture books for children including: May Your Life Be Deliciosa, They're So Flamboyant, Accordionly: Abuelo and Opa Make Music, and Rainbow: A First Book of Pride.  His books draw from his work as a psychologist, being a gay dad, and growing up in a multicultural family.  He lives with his husband in Marin.  They are the proud parents of a newly minted elementary school teacher. 

Loris Lora is an award-winning Latina illustrator and designer from Southern California whose colorful artwork brings a playful approach to everyday life. She draws inspiration from her Mexican upbringing, mid-century illustration and design and pop culture, and bright colors. As a multi-disciplinary artist, she has collaborated with a wide range of clients including Google, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Cameron Kids/Abram, HarperCollins, and Crocodile Creek. She has received recognition from the Society of Illustrators, the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, and most recently was awarded a Pura Belpré honor for her illustrations in May Your Life Be Deliciosa (Cameron Kids). Select Books include: Phenomenal AOC: Root and Rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Who Dug this Hole?; May Your Life Be Deliciosa; One Day So Many Ways; Safe & Sound; Eventually Everything Connects

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