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Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story

in a Graphic Novel with Dan Santat (5th-8th Grade)

2024-07-30 14:00:00 2024-07-30 15:00:00 America/New_York Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story Join this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels. Virtual Author Talk -

Tuesday, July 30
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-30 14:00:00 2024-07-30 15:00:00 America/New_York Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story Join this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels. Virtual Author Talk -

Join this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels.

His winning book, A First Time for Everything, is a graphic memoir based on his own awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life.

Dan Santat began drawing as a young boy and although he first studied microbiology, he pursued his passion in illustration. He spent many hours as a child and teenager teaching himself to draw by copying illustrations from comic books until he developed the unique, recognizable style that we see today. His talk will inspire listeners to draw their own story as well as give them practical tips on the creation of graphic novels. 

About the Author: Dan Santat is a Caldecott Medal winner, a National Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels. Santat created the animated television show, "The Replacements," as well. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.


The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Dedham Public Library.

AGE GROUP: | Middle School | Elementary School |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Books & Authors |

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Wed, Aug 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Fri, Aug 09, 9:30am - 10:30am
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Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Fri, Aug 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Mon, Aug 12, 9:30am - 10:00am
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Mon, Aug 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Mon, Aug 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Zoom,Piano Space
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Main Library - Main Lawn
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Main Library - Children's Room
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Endicott Branch - Back Lawn,Children's Area
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