Bookmaking in Baltimore

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 in Books, Signings | No Comments

On Saturday I conducted a free bookmaking workshop for the Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s Saturday’s Child series. Families came from Washington DC, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City to learn how to make picture books. After a brief chat about my work and what I do as an illustrator, I led families through a quick accordion […]

Reading under the Stars

Yesterday I read PLEASE, LOUISE aloud with students of The Wilkes School at Grace & Saint Peters and Midtown Academy. It was an enchanting afternoon sitting under the stars of Enoch Pratt’s Night Room chanting aloud the text from PLEASE, LOUISE. After we read together, I shared a bit of my journey as a young […]

SCBWI, baby!

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in Fieldwork, Signings | No Comments

I joined SCBWI when I graduated from college back in the 1900s. Tomorrow, I head to NY for my FIRST EVER SCBWI conference. It will be in intense few day of workshops, including an illustrator intensive on Friday that will cater to specific issues of illustrators. I don’t speak until Sunday, but as a presenter, […]

Hot in Harlem

What a weekend. Friday afternoon I traveled to NYC to attend the Phillis Wheatley Award ceremony. I met up with my wonderful friend and fellow illustrator, Taeeun Yoo earlier in the day for a great lunch at Cho Dang Gol of Stone Bowl Bibimbap and Dak Galbi. Next we took the 1 train to 125th […]

Building Our House

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 in Illustration, Signings | No Comments

One of my dear art homies, Jonathan Bean is having a phenomenal book launch of his latest masterpiece, Building Our House. Join us this Saturday in Kutztown, PA, for a book signing and tour of the house that sparked a one-of-a-kind pitcturebook. January 12, Firefly Bookstore, 3-5pm. 230 West Main St. Kutztown, PA 19530 Open […]

Penn State Harrisburg

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 in Presentation, Signings, Uncategorized | No Comments

Last week I visited Penn State Harrisburg to discuss my work and speak directly on the topic or “Art as a Healing Process”. I was initially a little intimidated about approaching the subject since I’m not an art therapist, but I remembered the article that Dr. Mary Napoli wrote in the Journal of Children’s Literature […]

Ashley Bryan Honors and NBAF

Ashley Bryan @ Library Lions 2008 I’m a little slow…. After receiving an e-mail last month about speaking with Ashley Bryan at the Auburn Avenue Research Library it wasn’t until I spoke with my friend, Jan Burkins (Literacyhead.com) this morning that I realized I am being honored next year by Ashley Bryan in collaboration with […]

NBC Nightly News Segment

Posted on Aug 28, 2010 in Books, Interviews, Media, Signings | 8 Comments

Wow!!!!!!! My mind is officially blown. A huge round of applause for Renée Watson and the Random House team for pulling this all together! For all of you who missed our segment on NBC Nightly News, here it is for your viewing pleasure! I’m so thrilled and honored to be a part of this project. […]

Same book, new time

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 in Events, Interviews, Media, Signings | No Comments

I just returned from an AMAZING trip to New Orleans where I met Renée Watson and a whole host of other cool people for the first time. Unfortunately I forgot to take out my camera during most of the days there (my fork kept getting in the way). The NBC segment on A PLACE WHERE […]

Learning to Juggle

April is going out with a bang! Last week I was the featured artist at the 23rd Annual Conference on Children’s Literature as a part of the Ashley Bryan Art Series. I was hosted by the wonderful librarians of the Broward County Library, specifically the African American Research Library and Cultural Center. If you are […]

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