By Carole Boston Weatherford
“There is no greater gift than the truth.”Floyd Cooper
I credit my two children with introducing me to Floyd Cooper—not the man but the artist. Their grandmother gave them the poetry book Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea by Joyce Carol Thomas. Floyd’s subjects’ faces glowed with warmth and love. I next encountered his work in Nikki Grimes’s Meet Danitra Brown. Floyd’s realistic illustrations invited my daughter into Danitra’s neighborhood and into her circle of friends.
by Danielle Carnito, Trade Art Director
It isn’t every book where the creators and the publishing team all visit the site of a book’s events. It isn’t every book where you happen to check your social media on a holiday weekend and notice pictures the illustrator is posting from her trip to the site. Read More
Today on The Lerner Podcast, we talk with Nina Crews, illustrator of A Girl Like Me.
by Lara Neel, Trade Marketing Manager, with help from Honor Murphy
In celebration of Lerner’s 60th anniversary this year, I have been digging through the Lerner archives in search of artifacts, long-lost secrets, fun stories, and more.
By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books
Today’s post comes courtesy of illustrator Elizabeth Zunon, who shares her process for creating the magnificent collage artwork in the new picture book I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon. Read More