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Peter Sís, Caldecott Honoree and Sibert Medalist, is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. Among his works are three Caldecott Honor books: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain; Tibet: Through the Red Box; and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei. He has illustrated five other novels by Sid Fleischman, including the Newbery Medal book The Whipping Boy. He lives with his family in New York State.
Peter will discuss his newest work Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued in which Sís honors a man who saved hundreds of children from the Nazis.