On Thursday, January 29th, Vera B. Williams visited the 2nd grade as part of the Meet the Writers Program. Vera B. Williams is an author and illustrator of children’s books and a lifelong political and social activist. As an author, she is most known for her trilogy about Rosa, a young girl from a relatively poor family, the first book of which is A Chair For My Mother. Born in Hollywood, California, Williams and her family later moved to the Bronx, New York City, where she studied art at the Music and Art High School. She went on to receive her BFA in Graphic Arts from Black Mountain College and also studied at the Boston Museum School. Ms. Williams has received numerous awards as an author and illustrator, including two Caldecott Honors.