Picture books introduce young people to two of life's greatest pleasures, art and literature. It's an honor to be a children's book writer.
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Coming in January 2019
Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington
Illustrated by Amanda Hall
Balzer & Bray, January 22, 2019
"Spectral fairies, soaring women, an infant in a luminous crescent-moon cradle...these are a few of the wondrous images filling the pages of this colorful picture book biography...The text and illustrations combine in a way that will help young readers understand surreal art and how Carrington used this style to break free of conventional opinions and depictions of women. Another fantastic collaboration by the creators of The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau.
"A striking picture book biography"
Publishers Weekly (starred)
When You Grow Up To Vote
Illustrated by Grace Lin
Roaring Brook Press, September 2018
In the voice of one of the most iconic and beloved political figures of the twentieth century comes a book on citizenship for the future voters of the twenty-first century. Eleanor Roosevelt published the original edition of When You Grow Up to Vote in 1932. The new edition has updated information and back matter as well as fresh, bold art from award-winning artist Grace Lin. Beginning with government workers like firefighters and garbage collectors, and moving up through local government to the national stage, this book explains that the people in government work the voter.
Fresh, contemporary, and even fun, When You Grow Up to Vote is the book parents and teachers need to talk to children about how our government is designed to work.
"Lively, lucid, and timely."
"This reissue is especially apropos in an era of increasing awareness and activism on the part of American youth."
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