“Count Me in Kids” Interview and stuff…

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 in Books, Interviews

A few things, first, check out the interview I did with Casey Ahn over at Count Me in Kids, a new blog whose goal is to empower the next generation of Asian-American children by exposing them to books, artwork, television programming and movies that reflect their faces and their lives. Casey featured my work last […]

Jerdine Nolen and ELIZA’s FREEDOM ROAD

Posted on Feb 16, 2011 in Books, Interviews, Video

Hear Jerdine Nolen talk about her middle grade book, ELIZA’S FREEDOM ROAD, illustrated by yours truly!

Art Crush – Wycliffe (Linc) Bennet

Posted on Nov 21, 2010 in Art, Art Crush, Artists, Interviews

When Renée Watson and I had our book signing at the Shrine of the Black Madonna, the walls were filled with paintings from Linc Bennet. Most people would categorize his work as collage, but he uses fabric as paint to describe shapes and model form. The paintings are absolutely striking. I have fallen in love […]

Journal of Children’s Literature Fall 2010

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 in Art, Illustration, Interviews, Teachers Rock!

I was honored to be interviewed last year by Mary Napoli for an article she proposed for the Children’s Literature Assembly’s (CLA),  Journal of Children’s Literature. Her article is titled, “Children’s Illustration as a Healing Process: Exploring the Work of Shadra Strickland” (I know, impressive right ;-)). The article was accepted and is available in […]

NBC Nightly News Segment

Posted on Aug 28, 2010 in Books, Interviews, Media, Signings

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

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 […]

Blogosphere Buzz

Posted on Aug 22, 2010 in Events, Illustration, Interviews, Media

What a way to start a Sunday. There are a few things to check out today. First, head on over to Color Online to see a nice shout out for APWHH. After you’re done there, stop by 7-Imp to see a wonderful feature of APWHH along with the latest from Sean Qualls (the amazing and […]

I’m a literacyhead!

Posted on Jul 28, 2010 in Books, Interviews, Teachers Rock!

Today is a very big day. About a week and a half ago Jan Burkins and Roberta Gardner of Literacyhead came by my studio for a three hour interview! Today, you can see a lot of what we talked about at Literacyhead.com, an online magazine created to help teachers nurture their creative lives while they […]

Dream Chasers and Literacyheads

Posted on Apr 20, 2010 in Art, Interviews, Teachers Rock!

I am delighted to be a part of two great projects that promote literacy and the arts. You can see my work in this month’s issue of,  Dream Chasers Magazine, edited by Sarah Bash-Gleason and Literacyhead.com, a web site that offers lessons for teaching literacy through art! Tell your friends, family members, creative neighbors, and […]

Today’s Inspiration

Posted on Feb 25, 2010 in Art, Artists, Interviews

Enjoy this video of Kadir Nelson discussing his paintings for Coca-Cola. Such beautiful work-it’s Kadir Nelson (whose work is ridiculously beautiful and inspiring) with a touch of Aaron Douglas (whose work I adore).