Enhancing children’s education

Illustrated Brian Collier with an audience
Photo by Joe Angeles

Prize-winning children’s book illustrator Bryan Collier talks to approximately 200 children — the entire enrollment — from Delmar-Harvard Elementary School in University City recently in the Great Room of Lopata House. Collier read from Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for which his illustrations were named a 2002 Caldecott Honor Book. Every child in attendance received a copy of the book as part of an ongoing partnership between the University and the University City School District to enhance children’s educational opportunities. Children had an interactive dialogue with Collier, who also displayed some of his artwork. The children also took part in art activities with members of the University’s Association of Black Students. The event was co-sponsored by the Parkview Gardens Association.