Nicky & Vera: A CEERES of Voices conversation with Peter Sís

February 23, 2021 | 6:00PM

About the Book

In 1938, twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Winton saved the lives of 669 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. In this distinctive and deeply personal picture book, Peter Sís weaves together Winton’s experiences and the story of one of the children he saved. A tale of decency, action, and courage, Nicky & Vera is a timely portrayal of the hopes and fears of those forced to leave their homes and create new lives.


About the Author

Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and attended the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London. Three of Sís’s books have been named Caldecott Honor Books, and his book The Wall was awarded the Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for young readers.

About the Event
Acclaimed children's book author Peter Sís will discuss his new book with CEERES. Elizabeth Pick is one of the 669 children transported from Czechoslovakia to London by Sir Nicholas Winton. She and her children Karen and Charles will join in the conversation with Peter Sís. Associate Director of CEERES Esther Peters will moderate the conversation.