We are excited to host a special story time featuring illustrator Cozbi A. Cabrera! She will be sharing the illustrations and stories from her new book, Chef Edna: Queen of Southern Cooking, Edna Lewis, by Melvina Noel. This warm and inviting picture-book portrait of African American culinary legend Edna Lewis describes how she brought Southern cooking to the masses. This dynamic story time is free and open to the public, and perfect for kids ages 4-8.
More About the Book: Edna loved to cook. Growing up on a farm in Freetown, Virginia, she learned the value of fresh, local, seasonal food from her Mama Daisy, how to measure ingredients for biscuits using coins, and to listen closely to her cakes to know when they were done. Edna carried these traditions with her all the way to New York, where she became a celebrated chef, who could even turn traditional French food into her signature Southern style. The author of several cookbooks and the recipient of numerous awards, Chef Edna introduced the world to the flavors of her home.
More About the Illustrator: Cozbi A. Cabrera is an award-winning illustrator whose gorgeous books, including Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks, have garnered a Coretta Scott King Honor as well as a Caldecott Honor for illustration. She lives in Illinois, you can out more about her HERE.
Featuring gorgeous color illustrations by Coretta Scott King– and Caldecott-honor recipient Cozbi A. Cabrera, Melvina Noel’s Chef Edna is a warm and inviting picture book portrait of African American culinary legend Edna Lewis, who brought Southern cooking to the masses.
Edna loved to cook.