Book Banning and the Gatekeepers: Curation vs. Censorship, Saturday, May 6 at 5:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum
Benson Shum is a children’s book author and illustrator. He uses watercolor, ink and digital tools to create his illustrations. Both his books, Anzu the Great Listener and Anzu the Great Kaiju were selected as Kid’s Indie Next List Recommended by American Booksellers Association. Anzu the Great Kaiju also received a starred review from School Library Journal. His book, Alex’s Good Fortune was also selected to be part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Aside from writing and illustrating, Benson is also an Animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he was a part of such films as Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Moana, Frozen 2 and Encanto. Originally from Vancouver, BC, Benson now lives in sunny southern California. www.bensonshum.com.
Books That Make a Difference: The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Matilda by Roald Dahl.