Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Barbara McClintock | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Author, Illustrator of Children's Books
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Barbara McClintock | Speaker Biography

Barbara McClintock is an exceptionally accomplished author and illustrator with a remarkable portfolio of more than 40 children's books. Her outstanding work has been recognized and celebrated with numerous prestigious awards and accolades. Notably, she has been honored with five New York Times Best Books awards, a New York Times Notable Book citation, and two Time magazine Best Books awards. McClintock's books have also received   recognition from institutions such as the Boston Globe/Horn Book, Golden Kite, ALA Notable Book, and Parent's Choice awards, among others. Her talent and contributions have been widely praised in esteemed publications including Publisher's Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and the Horn Book. Several of her books have been featured on the renowned New York Public Library's annual 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing list.

In addition to her literary achievements, McClintock's illustrations have been showcased in prestigious museums and galleries worldwide. Her work has been exhibited in cities such as Paris, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles, and St. Louis. Furthermore, she has collaborated with the Minneapolis Children's Theatre, where she has designed sets and costumes for their productions, showcasing her versatility and creativity.

McClintock's career was launched when she made the bold decision to move to New York City at the age of 20, following the advice of Maurice Sendak. This pivotal move led her to collaborate with Jim Henson on books based on his beloved television series Fraggle Rock. Her debut book, The Heartaches of a French Cat, which she both wrote and illustrated, garnered significant recognition, earning her a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books award. This early success set the stage for McClintock's thriving career.

In recent years, McClintock has been actively involved in arts outreach programs for schools in financially challenged areas of Connecticut. Her dedication to community service and education was acknowledged when she received the 100 Connecticut Women of Merit citation from the Girl Scouts of Connecticut in 2012. Currently, McClintock serves as a board member for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, further demonstrating her commitment to the world of children's literature and illustration.

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