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 […]

Renée Watson, Caroline Kennedy, and DreamYard

Posted on May 13, 2010 in Art, Books, Illustration, Teachers Rock!, Uncategorized

Renée Watson, author of my latest book, A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN is hosting a workshop for teachers on May 24th at DreamYard Project in the Bronx. It will be a great opportunity for teachers to learn how to get and use the book in their classrooms. Please RSVP to Ellen Hagan at ehagan@dreamyard.com. Caroline […]

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 […]

Teaching Books CSK Award curriculum resource center

Posted on Jan 19, 2010 in Books, Interviews, Teachers Rock!

TeachingBooks.net has a new online resource center for Coretta Scott King Award winning books. you can find out new information about your favorite CSK books like, how the work was made and what inspired the artists and authors who contributed to the book. There is also a section on author/artist name pronounciation, where you can […]


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 […]

Kids’ Books

Posted on May 29, 2009 in Books, Fieldwork, Illustration, Teachers Rock!, Uncategorized

This year I worked with Learning Leaders to visit NY classrooms and share my work with kids. I did 8 visits between two classes over the course of 4 consecutive months. For the activity portion of my visit we made single sheet books where the kids had to tell a story with pictures only! It […]

BIRD reader responses

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

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 […]

Bank Street Best!

Posted on Apr 28, 2009 in Awards, Books, Teachers Rock!

BIRD was named one of Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of 2009! Teacher’s rock! Normally the list is released at an award ceremony in the Spring, but this year the ceremony is being postponed until October to coincide with celebrations for the 100th Anniversary of Bank Street College of Education. You can see […]