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 […]

Ashley Bryan Art Series

Posted on Apr 18, 2010 in Art, Books, Fieldwork, Library Events, Signings | No Comments

This Wednesday I will head to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, to speak at the 23rd Annual Art Conference on Children’s Literature and the 2010 Ashley Bryan Art Series. My library talk is titled, “Through the Storm: Framing Social Issues in Books for Children”. I will discuss the visual devices used in my upcoming picturebook,  A PLACE […]

CLEVELAND ROCKS!

Last week I was hosted by Mrs. Chrystal Carr-Jeter and the Cleveland Public Library in conjunction with BloomsburyUSA, for the opening of OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR, a traveling exhibition the 12 original paintings from the book. If you are in Cleveland, please stop by to see the work. Paintings will be on display until February […]

November Events

I finally wrapped my second book, A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN by Renee Watson. It debuts this June with Random House. In the meantime, I will be making three appearances in November. On November 12th, the Cleveland Public Library is graciously hosting an exhibition of the original artwork for OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR, which was […]

Baltimore Book Fair Recap

The Baltimore Book Fair was a great success! I had a chance to see some old friends, meet a few new little people and share my love of books and drawings. The best part of the day was when, while illustrating on stage with a few kids, I needed to draw a road. I drew […]

Baltimore Book Fair

Posted on Sep 23, 2009 in Art, Book Fair, Books, Fieldwork, Signings, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Hey Baltimore! Come out this Sunday to see yours truly and Zetta Elliott at the 14th annual Baltimore Book Festival. We will be presenting BIRD, Sunday, September 27th at 1:00PM. Look for us at the Children’s Bookstore Stage. Now, to find that top hat and cane….

ALA Signing Schedule

Posted on Jun 21, 2009 in Books, Signings, Uncategorized | One Comment

If you’re in Chicago this July, check me out at ALA. I will be singing with Lee and Low on July 13th and 14th.

Our Children Can Soar Highlights

Posted on May 2, 2009 in Art, Books, Illustration, Signings | 3 Comments

What a looooonnnngggg week. Today was the book signing for OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR. There were seven artists who were available to sign books. What an amazing time! I don’t think I’ve ever been in a room with that much picturebook royalty at once. Each artist has such a distinct voice and is so very […]

EJK Award Ceremony Highlights

The celebration has come and gone. We had a great turn out at the NYPL last night. My friends and family came out strong to share in my moment. Many thanks go to all committee members, the New York Public Library, and to the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation for such a wonderful honor. For those […]

Go Philly!

Posted on Apr 17, 2009 in Book Fair, Interviews, Media, Signings | No Comments

Today is the Philadelphia Free Library Festival! The city of brotherly love is hosting the Free Library Festival on April 18th. I’ll be signing copies of OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR at 1:30PM and BIRD at 4:00PM. If you’re in Philly stop by and say hello! There’s tons of literary royalty to be met that weekend. […]

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