From our sponsor: Grace Lin, popular children’s book author, to appear in Words & Pictures series

Grace Lin

When: 2: 30 p.m. Sunday, November 3

Where: Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, Oakland

Presented by: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Tickets: $10. For tickets, go to or call 412-622-8866

Photo by Renee Rosensteel

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures will present award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator Grace Lin on their popular Words & Pictures children’s series with the release of Lin’s new book A Big Bed for Little Snow. The new book was conceived by Lin as a beautiful wintertime companion to her beloved book A Big Mooncake for Little Star, a Caldecott Honor-winning picture book.

A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Grace Lin first put her talent for illustration together with her interest in her Taiwanese ancestry with the publication of The Ugly Vegetables. The story is based on her childhood embarrassment of her parent’s garden filled with Chinese vegetables when everyone else in the neighborhood grew flowers.

In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House where she was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. Along with Meg Medina and Linda Sue Park, Grace serves on the Advisory Board for We Need Diverse Books, a non-profit that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry.

Lin is also the author of When the Sea Turned to Silver, Starry River of the SkyWhere the Mountain Meets the MoonThe Year of the DogThe Year of the RatDumpling Days, and Ling & Ting and has the distinction of winning Newbery, Caldecott, Geisel and National Book awards.

A book signing and opportunity to personally meet Grace Lin follows the lecture in the Carnegie Library Children’s Department. Books will be available for sale before and after the lecture from City of Asylum Bookstore.

Grace Lin appears on Sunday, November 3rd at 2:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at, phone (412-622-8866), or at the door from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the day of the event.

Grace Lin’s lecture is presented in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and sponsored by Falk Laboratory School.

Words & Pictures presents acclaimed children’s authors and illustrators to readers of all ages. See the season lineup here.