An evening event remembering Leo Politi
, a native
Fresnan who became an award-winning author and
illustrator, will be held today at the Leo Politi
5771 N. First St.
The program is part of many tributes in this
centennial year of Politi's birth in Fresno on Nov.
21, 1908. Politi's many children's books include
"Song of the Swallows," which in 1950 earned the
prestigious Caldecott Medal for the most
distinguished American picture book for children. He
also wrote books for children and adults, including
chronicles such as "Bunker Hill," about old Los
Today's program, 7-8 p.m., will feature a
discussion presented by Jeanne Johnson, a Fresno
County librarian; Lydia Kuhn, a retired Fresno
County librarian; Angelica Carpenter, curator of
the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of
Children's Literature at California State
University, Fresno; and Denise Sciandra,
president of the Arne Nixon Center Advocates.
Art by Politi and signed books also will be
on display. For more info, call (559)
-- The Fresno Bee