Storymakers Exhibition Award Winners

Central Library, Youth Wing
Congratulations to our eleven aspiring picture book creators--writers and illustrators ages 18-24 representing diverse voices--who were awarded this exhibition at the Storymakers Symposium on March 2nd, 2019!

1. Emma Vitoria Pokorny
The Biggest Party in the World!
Mixed media and digital collage

2. Emily Mendoza
The Bride
digital painting

3. Nicole Gureli
Baby Diver
pen and ink, colored digitally

4. Avigail Najjar
Fish’s Big Adventure
India ink on bristol

5. Annisa Glover-Briggs
Soraja Learns to Cook Cookies
Prismacolor Colorease pencil on bristol

6. Maria Garcia
In a Blanket of Stars

7. Frances Ross
3-page mini pop up book
cardstock, pen, and ink

8. Yogeeswari Chandrasekaran
Why Do I Need a Shower Ma?

9. Alexander Robitalle
Tiwaz and the Viking Cats
gouache painting

10. Neena Phan
digital painting

11. Wenhao Hu
Jack the Finch
digital painting

This exhibition is brought to you by Youth & Family Services, Brooklyn Public Library.

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