WHITE WATER is an NAACP Image Award Nominee

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 in Awards

Congratulations to Candlewick Press, Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein on being nominated for an NAACP Image Award for WHIITE WATER (illustrated by yours truly)! What an accomplishment~ Tune in to the 43rd annual Image Awards on February 17th. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees~


Posted on Sep 7, 2011 in Books

The trailer for WHITE WATER is finally finished! Thanks to Southern Peach Media for the great work~

Happy Bookday!!!

Posted on Aug 23, 2011 in Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Today is the earth shaking release of WHITE WATER! Run to your local bookseller and grab a copy! Check out a great review of WW from The Happy Nappy Bookseller, where she says: I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed White Water. Many times historical picture books are so focused on teaching, there’s […]


Posted on Jul 6, 2011 in Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Another solid review of WHITE WATER.  I am thrilled that the reviewer mentioned the mirroring that the black and white characters showed in the illustrations. Even as a child, racism was so odd to me because of just how similar we all are in our basic instincts and mannerisms as human beings. I hope that […]

White Water

Posted on Mar 14, 2011 in Books

Look for my new title, WHITE WATER this August in stores and online. Books are currently available for preordering.  WHITE WATER is written by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein and is published by Candlewick Press. You can find out more about the authors here. I’m pleased to see that this title will be distributed by Random […]