A Boy Named Isamu
James Yang, A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi (Viking Books, 2021). © James Yang
Online, Families, Free

Art for Kids & Families | A Boy Named Isamu

Saturday, July 10, 2021
10:30 am–11:30 am

Author and illustrator James Yang joins us for this special family program to read from his new children’s book A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi. After the reading we’ll spend time talking about Isamu’s journey exploring the world around him, and then we’ll make art together. This live program is for families with children ages 3–7 years old. Adults are encouraged to make art with us and join in the conversations, but their participation is optional. We do recommend that a caregiver is present to engage with younger children.

Materials to bring to class: many papers (newspaper, magazines, xerox paper, etc.) and tape.

All registrants will be sent a link to participate through Zoom. Participants should have access to a computer, smart phone, or tablet with a microphone and internet access.

A Boy Named Isamu
James Yang, A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi (Viking Books, 2021). © James Yang

James Yang was born in Oklahoma and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Arts and Design. His work has appeared in prestigious trade publications such as Communication Arts, 3×3 Magazine, Graphis, Print, and The Art Directors Club of New York. James has won over 250 awards for design and illustration including best of show from 3×3 Magazine. He has taught and lectured at a variety of institutions including SVA, Parsons, FIT, SCAD and was an executive board member for ICON, a biennial illustration conference. His book, Bus! Stop! was selected as an outstanding picture book by the New York Times and the follow up Stop! Bot! is the 2020 Geisel award winner for the most distinguished American book for beginning readers. His subway wallpaper can be seen on trains in the Metropolitan Transit system. James currently lives in Brooklyn.