Energy & Environment

Award-winning children’s author and illustrator, Jason Chin, to host VTDigger Earth Day event for kids on April 22

Looking for an educational way to celebrate Earth Day this year? Vermont-based author and illustrator Jason Chin will host a virtual story hour and draw along event on April 22 from 1 to 2 p.m., taking young viewers behind the scenes of his beautiful and informative books.

RSVP below to participate in the Zoom webinar, or tune in to the livestream above or on the VTDigger homepage at 1 p.m.

VTDigger is proud to present this event in partnership with the Children’s Literacy Foundation as part of our spring membership drive. Our goal is to inspire 3,000 VTDigger readers to help us meet 2021 budgetary needs for our newsroom and send summer reading books to 3,000 Vermont kids across the state. 

Artwork from Pie is for Sharing by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, illustrated by Jason Chin, Roaring Brook Press, 2018. Copyright 2018 by Jason Chin

RSVP here for this special Earth Day event. Donations are suggested, but not required. Each donation will support VTDigger’s high-quality local journalism and send one book to a Vermont kid at risk of growing up with low literacy skills.

Chin is the author of acclaimed children’s books such as Gravity, Island: A Story of the Galapagos, Redwoods and Coral Reefs. His book Grand Canyon won a Caldecott Honor in 2018 and is one of just a few nonfiction picture books in history to be awarded the distinction. 

In each story, Chin uses a combination of ink, watercolor and digital tools to create stunning visuals, inspiring young readers to explore and value natural ecosystems. Most recently he illustrated Water is Water by Miranda Paul, a poetic and innovative journey about phases of the water cycle.

The general public, but especially those with young ones in their lives, are invited to join this family-friendly event in which Chin will read one of his books, answer questions and lead a draw along activity. 

Jason Chin lives in Burlington with his family.

You can RSVP here for the event. 

Can’t make it, but still want to show your support? Make a member gift to VTDigger and we’ll thank you by sending a brand-new children’s book to a Vermont kid. 

The mission of Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is to inspire a love of reading and writing among children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. 

VTDigger is grateful to partner with CLiF to advance our shared vision of an engaged, informed and equitable Vermont. Our special thanks goes out to Jason Chin for sharing his gift with our news community.

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Libbie Sparadeo

About Libbie

Libbie Sparadeo leads community engagement, communications and external partnerships. Previously she managed development and planning for Neighbors in Action, a demonstration project of the Center for Court Innovation that promotes community cohesion in Central Brooklyn. Before that, Libbie was policy associate with the Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice, and managed a Ford Foundation initiative at CUNY with formerly incarcerated and undocumented students in the South Bronx. Born and raised in Vermont, she holds an MA in Human Rights from Columbia University. She lives in Randolph.

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