Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

True Tales— The Story of Yuko Shimizu

Date(s) - 03/03/2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Webinar by The Cat Man of Aleppo Caldecott Honor-winning Illustrator
Thurs Mar 3, 2022, 7:30 – 9pm CST


Got a great idea for illustrating and/or writing a tale based on world-news-worthy events in a way that’s appropriate for children? Join us as Yuko Shimizu shares her journey in developing the poignant visual story-telling for the true story of ambulance driver Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, who through social media and word-of-mouth founded a sanctuary for stray cats and other abandoned animals during the Syrian Civil War.

A multi-award-winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City, Yuko Shimizu is an instructor at The School of Visual Arts and has almost 20 years of experience illustrating. Her work includes multiple disciplines from DC Comic covers (Sandman the Dream HuntersThe UnwrittenBatman), Criterion Collection DVD jackets (Godzilla box set), and advertising for Apple, Nike, and Pepsi. Additionally she has collaborated with the Smithsonian Museum and Library of Congress. Shimizu is a two-time Hugo Award nominee and was recently awarded the Caldecott Honor, one of the highest awards for picture books, for her work on the children’s book The Cat Man of Aleppo (Penguin, 2020).





$15 for SCBWI Members
$35 for non-members

If you’re thinking of joining, do so before registering to get the discounted price.

Because a replay will be available for those who cannot attend live, there will be no refunds for this event.

Note: Your will receive an email with instructions on how to access the webinar a day or two before the event.