Author/Illustrator Spotlight : Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Drama, Sisters, and Ghosts, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series, and has contributed short stories to many anthologies. Raina’s accolades include three Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best-of and Notables lists. Raina lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Telgemeier is one of the most…

Illustrator Spotlight : Christian Robinson

Christian Robinson is a 2016 Caldecott Honoree and also received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for his art in Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (Putnam, 2015); de la Peña himself took home the 2016 Newbery Medal, awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children for the "most distinguished book for children." I just love Robinson's style of illustration. His social media handle and website title is The Art of Fun and his work just exudes…

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5 Picks for Black History Month

Trombone Shorty, Words by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews; Pictures by Bryan Collier In the Shadow of Liberty : The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives by Kenneth C. Davis I am Jackie Robinson by Brad Meltzer Little Leaders : Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison Radiant Child : The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe