Alma Thomas’s paintings are jubilant and act as a megaphone for her love of nature and beauty. Every time I see one of her works, joy calls out to me. So, you can imagine how thrilled I was to run across Jeanne Walker Harvey’s Ablaze with Color in my Twitter feed.
I’m thrilled to welcome Amanda West Lewis today. I’m fascinated by Amanda’s upcoming novel, These Are Not the Words, a brilliant reshaping of her early childhood into a novel for middle graders. Set in the jazz-infused world of 1960s New York, it tells the story of Missy, who is the darling of her parents, yet forced to grow up before her time, forced to see her parents as they really are.
I’m thrilled to be welcoming Aimée Sicuro for Women’s History Month. Aimee is an illustrator, picture book maker, and surface pattern designer. But I know her best as the illustrator of The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe.
Today is National Weatherperson’s Day and the perfect day to talk with Helena Perez Garcia. Why? you may ask. Because Helena has brought to life America’s first female meteorologist in a picture book that celebrates her life.