Congratulations Vanessa!


A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes out to the amazing and talented Vanessa Newton on completion of her first picturebook LET FREEDOM SING. The book will be available this fall through Blue Apple Books. Vanessa is the illustrator of Derrick Barnes‘s Scholastic series, RUBY AND THE BOOKER BOYS!


Her work is so stylish and fresh just like her personality! You will fall in love…I have!
You can see more of Vanessa’s work at her Web site listed above or at


  1. Doret
    April 29, 2009

    The Let Freedom Ring cover is beautfiul. And I loved the illustrations for Ruby and the Booker Boys series. I am off to go check out Newton’s site. Thanks for the heads up

  2. Shadra
    April 29, 2009

    Sure thing! Vanessa’s personality is as sparkly as her work. I look forward to seeing much more from her.


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