Sunday Jul 15, 2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
POWERHOUSE on 8th [Park Slope]
1111 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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About the Book.
Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture invites children to join a young brick on her journey to find her place in the world. She travels the globe, visiting a diverse list of brick structures — the Malbork Castle in Poland, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in India, Grosvenor Estate apartments in England, the Great Wall in China, and the Park East Synagogue in New York City, among others — all the while pondering where she may best fit.
She finds the castles too intertwined with war, religious structures don’t call to her, walls divide, and homes and hearths grow cold. At last, Brick settles down to become part of a path on which others will journey and discover themselves. Because, as the book concludes, “. . . . not only do great things begin with small bricks, but great journeys do too.”
An ideal example of fact-based fiction, “it’s a young brick’s Eat, Pray, Love – she travels the world looking for herself,” says Cecily Kaiser, Publishing Director of Children’s Books at Phaidon.
Authored by acclaimed writer Joshua David Stein and illustrated by ubiquitous artist Julia Rothman — the duo behind Can I Eat That? and What’s Cooking? — this tender and timeless read-aloud picture book pays tribute to becoming part of something greater.
About the Illustrator.
Julia Rothman creates illustrations and pattern designs for newspapers, magazines, wallpaper, dishware, bedding, billboards, posters, and temporary tattoos. She has authored and/or illustrated nine books. She lives in Brooklyn.