Korean illustrator inspires students on visit to St. John’s

We have the honor and IMG_3833IMG_3940pleasure of hosting Yangsook Choi this week, an illustrator from South Korea. Ms. Choi arrived in Brussels yesterday afternoon and a reception for the Korean community to welcome her was held in the Elementary Library last evening. Today, Ms. Choi Worked with first graders in the morning and 6th graders in the afternoon.

Yangsook Choi grew up in Korea and moved to New York to study art. She was selected as one of the most prominent new children’s book artists by Publishers Weekly, and has written and illustrated many books for young readers. Her books have been acclaimed as “Best of the Best” by the Chicago Public Library, included on the American Library Association Notable Book list, selected by PBS Reading Rainbow, and have received the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award.

The students had a wonderful time with Yangsook Choi!

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