Misc

Book announcement!

I’m thrilled to share the announcement for my new picture book! THE REMEMBERING CANDLE, illustrated by Selina Alko, will be published by Barefoot Books in 2025.  

Children’s Africana Book Awards 2023 Ceremony & Festival

On October 14th, I was honored to participate in the Children’s Africana Book Awards 2023 Ceremony & Festival together with illustrator Elizabeth Zunon and the other awardees. The event took place at the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library at Howard University. Thank you to the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association, the Center for… Read more »

Book announcement!

I’m thrilled to share the announcement for my new picture book! 18 FLOWERS FOR GRANDMA, illustrated by Jesse White, published by Red Comet Press, will release in 2024.

2023 Children’s Africana Book Award

I’m so honored that BOTTLE TOPS: THE ART OF EL ANATSUI, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon and published by Lee & Low Books, is one of the winners of the 2023 Children’s Africana Book Award: Best Book for Young Children! Thank you to El Anatsui for inspiring this book with his extraordinary art.

Bottle Tops in 2022

Thank you to everyone who read and shared Bottle Tops: The Art of El Anatsui, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon and published by Lee & Low Books in 2022! I’m very grateful!

A list of actions for authors & illustrators promoting a children’s book

While putting together notes for an upcoming panel at KidLitCon this weekend, “What We’ve Learned as Debut Authors,” I thought about the list of book promotion activities that I would recommend to other debut authors. Below is a starter list. For the most part I’m including actions that are free, though they will require your… Read more »

The board book edition of I Love You for Miles and Miles releases on 12/31/18!

The board book edition of I Love You for Miles and Miles, illustrated by Mike Yamada, releases from Farrar, Straus and Giroux on 12/31/18! For signed and personalized copies, visit my wonderful local indie, Porter Square Books (they will ship). Just like with the hardcover, a portion of book proceeds from I Love You for Miles and… Read more »

I Love You for Miles and Miles

My new picture book, I Love You for Miles and Miles, released on 12/26/17. Look, there it is on the shelf! Bigger than the biggest truck-sized thank yous go to fabulous editor Janine O’Malley, rockstar agent Kathleen Rushall, and the very talented illustrator Mike Yamada! Launch events I launched the book at my amazing local… Read more »

2 weeks to pub date!

  I Love You for Miles and Miles My new picture book, I LOVE YOU FOR MILES AND MILES, illustrated by Mike Yamada, releases from Farrar, Straus and Giroux on 12/26/17! Watch the book trailer! Right now you can enter to win a copy on Vivian Kirkfield’s blog or through the Goodreads giveaway. You can preorder I… Read more »