Anne Sibley O’Brien

from her website,

Anne Sibley O’Brien is a children’s book creator who has illustrated thirty-two picture books, including Jamaica’s Find and six other Jamaica titles by Juanita Havill. She is the author of fourteen of those books, including the graphic novel retelling of The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea. One recent title she wrote and illustrated – I’m New Here, a picture book about three immigrant children – was named to Kirkus Review’s “Best Books of 2015.” Her timely first novel, In the Shadow of the Sun, published in June 2017, is a political escape thriller set in North Korea, and is the first fictional representation for young readers of the contemporary DPRK.

Past Programs:

November 28 & 30, 2018: Edmunds Consolidated School

November 29, 2018: Whiting Village School

May 16 & 21, 2018: Swan’s Island Elementary and Great Cranberry

May 17, 2018: Charlotte Elementary School

May 18, 2018: Milbridge Elementary School

May 22-23, 2018: Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School

October 16, 2017: Islesboro Central School

October 17, 2017: North Haven Community School

October 18, 2017: Vinalhaven School

Immerse Yourself in Anne’s Books

IRW creates activity sheets to supplement the books we bring to life in the classroom, and provide these sheets to teachers and students to use in preparation for their school visit. Check out these links to activity sheets for the following of Anne’s books:

I’m New Here

The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea

In the Shadow of the Sun