Askwith Forum: The Pursuit of Hipponess
Speaker: Sandra Boynton, author, illustrator, and songwriter
Moderator: Pamela A. Mason, M.A.T.’70, Ed.D.’75, Senior Lecturer on Education and Faculty Director, Language and Literacy Program, HGSE
Introduction: James E. Ryan, Dean and Charles William Eliot Professor, HGSE
Cartoonist Sandra Boynton presents an up-tempo visual retrospective of her work, starting in 1973 with the quirky greeting cards she began designing in college, and then on through her many children’s books, five record albums of what she calls “renegade children’s music,” and her seven film shorts. In the subsequent conversation with Senior Lecturer Pamela Mason, Boynton will consider her work and offbeat career in the context of her own education (from Kindergarten through 12th Grade) at Germantown Friends School, a Quaker school in Philadelphia.
Sandra is the third of four daughters of renowned teacher and publisher Robert W. Boynton, M.A.T.'47, who received his Masters of Arts in Teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Select books will be sold at the forum by the Harvard Book Store.
A limited book signing will take place following the forum.
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