About this Event
- All attendees are encouraged to wear face masks at all times.
- RSVP is highly encouraged but not required.
- Additional copies of the event book will be available for purchase in-store.
- The reading will be followed by a book signing.
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Join us for a storytime with Tapioca Stories, featuring Ana Matsusaki's newest picture book The Collector of Heads! Read by storyteller and librarian Maria Falgoust.
There are all kinds of collections in this world…serious, funny, weird. Imagination has no limits! And Rosália's collection might be the weirdest yet, as she collects the heads, histories, and memories of those who have died.
Ana Matsusaki's beautifully illustrated book explores the delicate and complex cultural aspects of death with great humor and invites us to reflect on the shared and unique contents inside each of our heads.
Ana Matsusaki was born in São Paulo and has a degree in graphic design from the Centro Universitário Belas Artes. Since 2015, she’s worked as an illustrator and book designer. In 2019 and again in 2021, her work was selected for inclusion in the Catálogo Iberoamérica Ilustra, which features the most important names working in illustration in the region. Her work has also been selected for the 2021 Biennial of Illustration Bratislava. The Collector of Heads was her debut book, originally published in Brazil, and a finalist of the 2021 Jabuti Award. Matsusaki also created the visual narrative of the first English edition of the beloved Brazilian children's book Marcelo, Martello, Marshmallow, forthcoming in June 2024.
Maria Falgoust is Head Librarian at the International School of Brooklyn (ISB), an IB school with immersion tracks in French and Spanish. She works with students in Pre-K – 8th grade and is passionate about bringing social justice and a sense of humor into the library.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Books Are Magic Montague, 122 Montague Street, Brooklyn, United States