Being a girl…or a boy

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 in Art, Book Fair

Yesterday at the Baltimore Book Festival, Derrick Barnes shared his series, Ruby and the Booker Boys and an excerpt from his YA novel, We Could Be Brothers. I met Derrick a few times at the African American Book Festival in Philly but had never heard him speak or read his work aloud. He shared his […]

Congratulations Vanessa!

Posted on Apr 19, 2009 in Artists, Books, Uncategorized

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 […]