Events downtown

Aug 18

Book Reading: Illustrator Oge Mora at the Children’s Museum
Location: 250 Thompson's Point Rd, Portland, Maine 04102, US
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event website

Award winning author/illustrator Oge Mora will read from her books and discuss her creative process. Oge Mora is a collage artist and storyteller. Her picture book, Thank You, Omu!, was a Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, and Ezra Jack Keats Book Award recipient. Her second book, Saturday won the 2020 Boston Globe—Horn Book Picture Book Award. Oge’s artwork has been applauded by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe. She also recently made the Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 list in Arts & Style.

Oge grew up in Columbus, Ohio but resides in Providence, RI. She is a fan of all things colorful, patterned, or collaged, and enjoys creating warm stories that celebrate people coming together. You can discover more about her work at Her work is also on display at the Children’s Museum as part of the BlackBird Book Festival’s exhibition.


To attend this event with children, you will need to reserve a ticket for admission to the Children Museum’s afternoon playtime, even if you only plan to attend the author presentation.

Please visit and plan to reserve the Museum Visit from 12-3pm. Tickets cost $15, and will also allow you to visit the rest of the exhibits throughout the museum. There may be discount options available.

Unaccompanied adults are usually restricted at the Children’s Museum but may attend this program without a child if they reserve a seat using this link: