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Description of Pictures: Melissa Sweet
Melissa Sweet has illustrated nearly 100 children’s books ranging from board books to nonfiction titles. Her artwork has also appeared in the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Madison Park Greetings and Smilebox. Sweet has received various honors including a Sibert Medal, two Caldecott Honors, the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award, the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award and the Cook Prize. Her recent books include “Little Red Writing,” “Brave Girl: Clara Lemlich and the Shirtwaist Makers,” “You Nest Here With Me” and “The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town.” In her new biography, “Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell the life story of the author of the beloved “Charlotte’s Web.” Sweet lives with her family in Maine.
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2016 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Seven relatively short trips this year:
two Civil War Trust conference (Gettysburg, PA and West Point, NY, with a side-trip to New York City),
my 11th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including sites in Utah, Nevada, and California),
a quick trip to Michigan for Uncle Wayne's funeral,
two additional trips to New York City, and
a Civil Rights site trip to Alabama during the November elections. Being in places where people died to preserve the rights of minority voters made the Trumputin election even more depressing.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 610,000.