The new celebratory picture book, Hair Story, follows Preciosa and Rudine as they play hair salon and take inspiration from their moms, their neighbors, their ancestors, and cultural icons. They soon discover that their hair holds roots of the past and threads of the future. With rhythmic, rhyming verse and vibrant collage art, author NoNieqa Ramos and illustrator Keisha Morris taken an intersectional look at natural hair.
Read on to hear author NoNieqa Ramos describe her inspiration for the story, the significance of the characters’ names, and more. Download a free teaching guide for Hair Story at the end!
Beyond: Discoveries from the Outer Reaches of Space takes readers on a profound journey beyond our solar system and explores the marvels of interstellar space. A wonder-filled poem and spectacular illustrations explore everything from dwarf planets and black holes to dark matter and brand-new stars.
Today author Miranda Paul joins us to discuss her inspiration for Beyond, the picture book’s unique format, and her favorite celestial body!
Today on The Lerner Podcast, we talk with Nina Crews, illustrator of A Girl Like Me.
by Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books
I’m endlessly fascinated by how illustrators create artwork for picture books. It’s not so much the technical details that I find compelling; it’s the process of determining what image will best accompany a given word or phrase or paragraph on a page.
by Danielle Carnito, Trade Art Director
Every book has its own mix of creators bringing their voices to the process, making the project the best it can be. With Dictionary for a Better World , we had an amazing team. Read More