Bryan Collier - "The 5 O'Clock Band"

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Bryan Collier

"Collier's characteristic collage illustrations effectively represent Troy's emotional struggle for self-improvement, and the level of detail in the images portrays the liveliness of New Orleans well . . . An excellent story about a man who remembers the community he came from and actively works to ensure its future success." Kirkus Reviews

Caldecott Honor Winner Bryan Collier presents The 5 O'Clock Band, a companion to the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award–winning Trombone Shorty. A Q&A and book signing will follow the discussion.

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: In this companion to the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award–winning Trombone Shorty, join a scrappy young musician named Shorty on a tour of his beloved New Orleans. After letting his band down by missing rehearsal, Shorty has some serious questions about what it means to be a leader. He hits the streets of New Orleans to find some answers and soak up inspiration. Along the way he’ll meet street musicians, a favorite restaurant owner, and the famous Mardi Gras Indians. Each has some NOLA-bred wisdom to share with Shorty about being an artist, a leader, and a friend. In The 5 O’Clock Band, Troy Andrews has crafted another unforgettable love letter to New Orleans illustrated by the incomparable Bryan Collier.

Bryan Collier is a renowned illustrator who has won four Caldecott Honors, three Coretta Scott King honors, and six Coretta Scott King Awards. He lives in Marlborough, New York.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th Street
Chicago 60637