Reviews are coming in!

Posted on Jun 2, 2010 in Books, Reviews, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

We’ve had three great reviews for A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN. I am always a bit nervous for reviews. One never knows how a book will be received, especially those that deal with heavier social issues. The goal is to deliver the story accurately, but retain the elements of childhood that make the story real […]

BIRD reader responses

Posted on May 22, 2009 in Books, Reviews, Teachers Rock! | 7 Comments

Wow, my job just keeps getting better! At the Free Library of Philadelphia Festival, I met Ms. Stokes, an enthusiastic and dedicated special needs teacher from New Jersey, who invited me to come and speak to her students before the end of the year. In the meantime, she bought a copy of BIRD and shared […]

Our Children Can Soar Reviews

Posted on May 14, 2009 in Books, Reviews | One Comment

We received two great reviews of OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR today: In the Chicago Sun-Times: Last year President Obama’s campaign gave rise to the phrase “Rosa sat so Martin could walk; Martin walked so Barack could run; Barack ran so our children can fly.” That’s the basis for a stunning new picture book, Our Children […]

School Visits

Posted on Apr 8, 2009 in Fieldwork, Reviews | No Comments

sharing original art from BIRD This year I have worked with two wonderful organizations that help bring authors and illustrators into the classroom to share the book making process with children. Learning Leaders‘ mission is to help New York City public school students succeed by training volunteers to provide individualized instructional support and other school-based […]

Publisher’s Weekly starred review

Posted on Apr 6, 2009 in Books, Reviews | 2 Comments

Publisher’s Weekly  gives OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR a starred review! *Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change by Michelle Cook, illus. by Cozbi A. Cabrera, R. Gregory Christie, Bryan Collier et al Bloomsbury, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-59990-418-4 Showcasing the art of 13 artists, this resonant book was inspired […]


Posted on Mar 17, 2009 in Books, Reviews | One Comment

Booklist gives OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR a starred review! *Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change. “Celebration, inspiration, and connection are the themes that drive this big, handsome picture book with art by 13 leading artists. There is the celebration of the historic 2008 presidential election, its connection […]

The Brown Bookshelf

Posted on Jan 19, 2009 in Books, Fieldwork, Illustration, Interviews, Media, Reviews | One Comment

Great news, BIRD has been selected as a finalist for The Brown Bookshelf’s 28 Days Later Contest. Hurray! Here is an excerpt from the letter sent to Zetta Elliott announcing the great news: 28 Days Later is our much-anticipated initiative that will celebrate vanguard Black children’s book authors and emerging and established African-American authors who […]

Cleveland Public Library!

Posted on Jan 6, 2009 in Books, Reviews, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I am honored to announce that Cleveland Public Library has selected BIRD to be on it’s 2008 Celebrate With Books list. from the web site: Celebrate With Books In 1906 the Cleveland Public Library published, for the first time, a list with suggestions for holiday book purchases for boys and girls. The list has evolved […]

BIRD is one of Kirkus’s Best!

Posted on Nov 16, 2008 in Books, Reviews | 2 Comments

Kirkus Reviews has named BIRD one it’s best books of 2008. What an honor! Special thanks to Erika Rohrback for the interview and feature. You can download the pdf and read the feature in it’s entirety here:

BIRD and SVA in Bookpage

Posted on Oct 21, 2008 in Books, Illustration, Reviews, SVA, Uncategorized | No Comments

There will be a great write-up about BIRD and many other SVA graduates’ work in the November issue of Bookpage by Robin Smith. 🙂

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