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Remembering Author Vera B. Williams

Williams’s picture book A Chair for My Mother earned the artist her first Caldecott Honor in 1983. The book was part of her series about a Hispanic girl named Rosa and her family. 

Readers can look forward to a posthumous book from Williams, illustrated by Chris Raschka. Home at Last is due out from Greenwillow Books in September 2016.

Whatever she did, wherever she was, Vera was totally there – in radiant full color. I never knew where her books and life diverged – they seemed one and the same to me, each filled with a commitment to humanity, particularly children, to all that is good and true, and to her family. She loved her work with all her heart – and that love is apparent on each glowing page of her books. (Publishers Weekly)

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