National Book Award long list nominee I’ve had a fantastic few weeks! Thanks to my publisher, Bloomsbury, I had a multi-city book tour that gave me lots of exposure and allowed me to visit kids’ schools in three states. Amazing! Also, there was the little matter of being recognized along with nine other nationally recognized … Continue reading This is my Exodus
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ART/Sherri Winston Millionaires of the Past MARY ELLEN PLEASANT—solemn housemaid to self-made millionaire. She worked as a housemaid and cookInvestments were her passionshe eavesdropped on high-flying white businessmen who never suspected a black woman could understand their important talks about money, property, valuation and stockMary Ellen and a partner bought laundries, dairies and even owned … Continue reading What do you think about that?
JADA SLY, ARTIST AND SPY
THANK YOU, INDIANA, FOR RECOGNIZING ONE COOL SPY Jada Sly, Artist and Spy has been flying below the radar, but she is ready for her closeup. This little secret agent doesn't work for some secretive government program for kids. She's the 10-year-old daughter of an American working for the state department in France, and a … Continue reading JADA SLY, ARTIST AND SPY
I'm working on self-portrait.. I was 6-years old. I'm missing my front tooth. I was very shy. It's a first draft, but how am I doing?
WHY SCHOOL LIBRARIES ARE GRRRRRRRRRREAT!
A 2019 trip to Auburn, Ala., introduced me to a large school system and a town library that made my book, The Sweetest Sound, feel like a celebration! A Fort Worth, Texas, school library that made me wish to be a kid again! At this school, thanks to a generous grant, the school library is … Continue reading WHY SCHOOL LIBRARIES ARE GRRRRRRRRRREAT!