Kettly Mars’s "Savage Seasons" describes a pivotal and painful period in Haitian history by weaving together two stories: the personal story of Nirvah and her family and the universal story of Duvalier’s dictatorial regime and its abuses.
eventsA morning of reading and drawing with illustrator Pénélope Bagieu, who will tell the story of Edmond: la fête sous la lune.
May 30, 2015 | 11 am
eventsCheck-out Albertine's numerous and exciting weekly events!
May 2-30, 2015
authors on tour Gilles Leroy was born in Bagneux, France in 1958. After studying experimental science in high school, Leroy went on to study literature, eventually obtaining a master’s degree. He then took to learning through travel and immersing himself in American and Japanese literature. The American novel became a major influence for Leroy and influenced his decision to begin writing. He took on a range of odd jobs in the day, writing at night, and eventually became a journalist. Leroy published his first novel Habibi in 1987, and eventually left journalism in 1991 in order to focus fully on writing fiction. Among his most notable works are L’Amant russe (2002), Grandir (2004), and Champsecret (2005).
eventsIllustrator Kris Di Giacomo will be having several events in celebration of her most recent childern's book written with Matthew Burgess, "Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings".
May 23-31, 2015
What is a space perceived outside of language? What is the form of a movement without perspective or goal? How do we engage with a world that is not our own, a world turned upside down yet truly common, where acting cohabitates with our actions and the unknown with our forms of knowledge?
authors on tour Valerie Zenatti was born in Nice in 1970. At the age of thirteen, she and her family moved to Israel. In 1988 she completed her required service in the Isreali military, an experience which inspired her to write When I Was a Soldier. In addition to her young adult novels, Zenatti has collaborated with illustrators to write picture books which have been published by L'école des loisirs. Ms. Zenatti will be visiting the US as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the publishign house L'école des loisirs.