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Exploring the Form and Function of Endpapers in Picture-Books

Dr. Jonda C. McNair

February 28, 2024 | 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Join us for a forum led by Dr. Jonda C. McNair, where she will discuss the often-overlooked significance of endpapers in picture-book design. Discover the importance of these meticulously crafted aesthetic picture-books and their front matter, including endpapers, dust jackets, and title pages. In fictional picture-books, endpapers reveal important details about characters, settings, and plots. In picture-book biographies, they offer valuable insights into individuals' lives, contributions, and occupations. Dr. McNair will showcase exemplary endpapers from acclaimed picture-books to illustrate these concepts.

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Dr. Jonda C. McNair holds the distinguished position of Charlotte S. Huck Endowed Professor of Children's Literature at The Ohio State University.

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