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8/22/16 - Thankful to the Missouri Association of School Librarians for including MARVELOUS CORNELIUS as a 2017-2018 MASL Readers Awards Preliminary Nominee.

8/22/16 - WIN a copy of MARVELOUS CORNELIUS along with many other amazing and diverse picture books at the 2nd Annual Multicultural Children’s Book Giveaway sponsored by KidLit TV. Open to all parents, teachers, and librarians in need, for a chance to win a multicultural book bundle for their school library.

8/15/16 - See an introspecitve review of MARVELOUS CORNELIUS at @HomeLibrarian. In addition check out, Picture Books Making a Difference, at Knowledge Quest: Journal of the American Assocation of School Librarians.

8/12/16 - Two great profiles for my book MARVELOUS CORNELIUS. The first comes from bookseller Alia Jones from Blue Manatee in Cincinnati post on Publisher Weekly’s, ShelfTalker reading list: Black Books for Black Kids. Alia’s list also includes some great Full Circle Literary colleague authors and illustrators in the books Drum Dream Girl and Little Melba. The second review is from Dawn Young on the blog, PB Crazy, in the post, Picture Books that Inspire.

8/10/16 - Happy News: Publisher Weekly Rights Report announced Sylvie Frank at S&S/Paula Wiseman Books has bought world rights to a picture book biography of a little-known journalist by Lesa Cline-Ransome, with 2016 Golden Kite winner John Parra illustrating. Publication is slated for fall 2019.

8/4/16 - A fantastic profile review on the literary blog, Covered In Flour, of MARVELOUS CORNELIUS promoting Diverse KidLit. I'm also super grateful to be celebrating the one year anniversary in publication of MARVELOUS as it continues to receive such high reviews and responses.

8/1/16 - SCBWI Summer Conference Recap: photos 1, photos 2, and Speech. So many great literary panels, workshops, portfolio showcase, celebrations, connections, and events. A most incredible time with colleagues, family and friends.

7/29/16 - Over at The Urban Imagined blog there is a special profile of my book, Waiting for the Biblioburro, speaking about summer days, book readings, travel inspirations, cultural diversity and simple kindness.

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