HURRICANES is a 2011 Bank Street Best!

Posted on Apr 6, 2011 in Art, Awards, Books, Illustration

Hurrah! A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN has been named a Bank Street Best Book of the Year under the historical fiction category. Congrats to Renée Watson and the Random House team!  

Teach the Babies

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 in Events, Fieldwork, Uncategorized

Last week Renée Watson visited Atlanta to appear and sign at the Decatur Book Festival. While she was here we teamed up to conduct a two day writing and art workshop with students at Frederick Douglass High School (my alma mater). The students wrote poems modeled after Renée’s poem, “Where I’m From”, using an “Anaphora” […]

NBC Nightly News Segment

Posted on Aug 28, 2010 in Books, Interviews, Media, Signings

Wow!!!!!!! My mind is officially blown. A huge round of applause for Renée Watson and the Random House team for pulling this all together! For all of you who missed our segment on NBC Nightly News, here it is for your viewing pleasure! I’m so thrilled and honored to be a part of this project. […]

Reviews are coming in!

Posted on Jun 2, 2010 in Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

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 […]

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 Caroline […]

…9 Days Later

Posted on Feb 8, 2010 in Art, Books, Illustration, Interviews, Uncategorized

Today is the day I am featured on The Brown Bookshelf. Check out 28 Days Later for a lengthy interview avec moi and a sneak peak at my new book. Thanks Don for a great interview, and special thanks for that magic wand trick…hilarious.