Tracey Baptiste is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction for children including the Jumbies series and The Totally Gross History of Ancient Egypt. Baptiste volunteers with We Need Diverse Books, The Brown Bookshelf, and I, Too Arts Collective. She teaches in Lesley University’s creative writing MFA program, and runs the editorial company Fairy Godauthor.
Tonya Engel is an artist who has had studios in New York, Paris, Austin, and Houston, where she lives now. Figurative and full of symbolism, her work is influenced by both folk artists of the Deep South and contemporary masters like Frida Kahlo and Marc Chagall. She is also the illustrator of My Hair Is Magic and Rise!, a picture book biography about Maya Angelou.
*“A gorgeous tribute to a young Black activist that will inspire many readers. Add this to all picture book biography shelves. Luminous.”—School Library Journal, starred review
*“A powerful narrative that showcases generative energy of acts of resistance both big and small.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
*“This approachable biography of the young activist highlights her bravery, commitment, and vulnerability. Young readers will appreciate learning about a regular kid who did something extraordinary. The acrylic and oil illustrations are vivid and eye-catching . . . An engaging profile of an inspiring civil rights hero whom readers will enjoy learning about and cheering for.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
To Boldly Go: How Nichelle Nichols and Star Trek Helped Advance Civil Rights
hardcover Synopsis From the author of Ruby’s Reunion Day Dinner, Angela Dalton, and New York Times bestselling illustrator Lauren Semmer comes To Boldly Go, a vibrant, empowering picture book...
Only the Best : The Exceptional Life and Fashion of Ann Lowe
hardcover Synopsis An inspiring picture book biography about the amazing Ann Lowe—the first nationally-known African American fashion designer.A careful snip, a delicate fold.Fabric the color...
hardcover Synopsis From award-winning creators Renée Watson and Bryan Collier comes a stunningly crafted picture book chronicling the life of poet and activist Maya Angelou....