Reading with Your Kids Podcast Ft. Yevgenia Nayberg, a children’s book Illustrator, Painter, and Costume Designer
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In this episode, we drag the children’s book author and illustratorYevgenia Nayberg from Russia into the bunker and get her to tell us all about her newly released children’s book Anya’s Secret Society. Yevgenia Nayberg is a children’s book, painter, and set and costume designer. Her illustrations have appeared in magazines, picture books, theatre posters, music albums, and book covers, and her paintings, stage designs, and illustrations are featured in private collections worldwide.
Yevgenia’s book is a contemporary immigration story of a left-handed little girl and her secret leftie society. “Anything Anya imagined, the left hand could draw… But in Anya’s home in Russia, the left hand is the wrong hand”
Listen now to hear Yevgenia’s awesome insights on her book, the importance of spending time with kids, Importance of Reading to them and fulfilling one of her lifelong dreams and some exciting new books!
About the Author
Yevgenia Nayberg is an illustrator, painter, and set and costume designer. Her illustrations have appeared in magazines, picture books, theatre posters, music albums, and book covers, and her paintings, stage designs, and illustrations are featured in private collections worldwide. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including The National Endowment for the Arts/TCG Fellowship for theatre designers, The Independent Theatre Award and The Arlin Meyer Award. In 2018 she received a Sydney Taylor Silver Medal for her illustrations for Drop by Drop. Her debut author/illustrator picture book, Anya‘s Secret Society, is coming out in 2019. Yevgenia lives in New York City.
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Learn more about “Anya’s Secret Society”
Left-handed Anya draws with great passion . . . but only when she’s alone.
In Russia, right-handedness is demanded–it is the right way. This cultural expectation stifles young Anya’s creativity and artistic spirit as she draws the world around her in secret.
Hiding away from family, teachers, and neighbors, Anya imagines a secret society of famous left-handed artists drawing alongside her. But once her family emigrates from Russia to America, her life becomes less clandestine, and she no longer feels she needs to conceal a piece of her identity.
In this episode, you’ll hear
- Yevgenia tells us a bit about her background and how many books has she written.
- How did Yevgenia start writing children’s books?
- What prompted her to write Anya’s Secret Society?
- What is she currently working on?
- Where do the other ideas of your writing come from?
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