Famed children's book illustrators. Berta and Elmer Hader met in San Francisco where they were both members of a vibrant art scene. They moved to New York State where over the course of 20 years they built their home. During this time they worked on jobs through Berta’s connections in the magazine world. They created inserts for children included in publications like Good Housekeeping, Century, and McCalls. When the post office banned the use of inserts in magazines the Haders switched gears and started to create children’s books.
Come to the Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room on the Main Library's lower level on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM for the program "Berta and Elmer Hader: Their Journey From San Francisco To The Caldecott Award." The Haders’ niece, Joy Hoerner Rich, and the director of the educational non-profit Hader Connection, Karen Tolley, will be bringing the Haders to life as they tell stories about Berta and Elmer’s lives and achievements.
For further information about you can also check out their book Berta and Elmer Hader: A Lifetime of Art.
Berta and Elmer Hader: A Lifetime of Art by Joy Hoerner Rich, Karen Tolley, John Waller, and Judy Waller (Joyful Productions, 2013).