Come meet Meneka Repka, illustrator of The Mango Monster (forthcoming). Meneka is visiting the library as part of Bookfest. She will be showing us how she illustrates a book from start to finish. Then, everyone can make a monster craft!

Suitable for children ages 5 years and up.

Meneka Repka (she/her) is a Sri Lankan-Canadian illustrator and teacher living in Victoria, British Columbia. She has a background in social justice and equity education and is especially passionate about children’s art and literature that emphasizes themes of justice and compassion towards humans, animals, and the earth. Meneka loves projects that provide opportunities to draw animals, landscapes, and human interactions with the natural world. Meneka was the SCBWI monthly featured illustrator in January 2022, and holds a PhD in curriculum development, MA in art education, BEd in education, and BFA in drawing.
Maneka has created art for Food Empowerment Project, Wildfires Bookshop, The Alice Sanctuary, and for 2024’s BC Summer Reading Club.
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