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Channeling an Early Environmentalist

A new picture book by Susie Ghahremani 02 IL introduces young children to the wonders of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.

Channeling an Early Environmentalist

Artist Susie Ghahremani 02 IL drew from the words and beliefs of noted 19th-century conservationist John Muir in creating warm gouache illustrations for Little Muir’s Song (Yosemite Conservancy, August 2019).

The educational picture book invites kids and parents to follow the so-called father of our National Parks on his rambles through the Sierras and spot plants and animals along the way.

Kirkus Reviews describes the book as “a gentle introduction to... the words of John Muir and... a lovely poetic meditation on the natural world.”

In addition to illustrating picture books and creating work for commercial and editorial clients, Ghahremani designs and develops illustrated stationery and gifts through her brand Boygirlparty. She also exhibits her nature-focused work widely.

A lifelong hiker, Ghahremani frequently finds inspiration in the natural world.

“I’m a strong believer in the importance of wild spaces and the beauty of all creatures great and small," the San Diego-based artist recently told The San Diego Tribune. "Animals and nature play prominently in both my life and artwork.”

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Married alumni Chris Buzelli 95 IL and SooJin Buzelli 96 IL showcase the power of creative collaboration at RISD’s ISB Gallery.

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Comics artist and graphic novelist Ben Nadler 13 IL speaks with students about making his new book The White Snake.

Four Alumni Earn Caldecott + Other Honors

RISD Illustration graduates have earned two 2019 Caldecott Honors and two YALSAs for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.