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Process Interview at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Process Interview at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Thanks to children’s picture book blogger Julie Danielson at Seven Impossible Things before Breakfast for giving me the opportunity to share my process in creating the book The Day You Begin written by Jacqueline Woodson. In this post readers can see and find out more about what influenced the visual storytelling and check out sketches that didn’t make the final cut. 

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Puerto Rico, one year later.

Puerto Rico, one year later.

Today, I've been thinking about Puerto Rico. It's the anniversary of Hurricane Maria that caused more than 3,000 deaths leaving people without electricity for months. The island is still working to rebuild after damage that is estimated at $90 billion, but Puerto...

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The Day You Begin Book Trailer

The Day You Begin Book Trailer

Just in time for the first week of back to school.

Sharing this book trailer for our book, The Day You Begin released today August 28, 2018 and written by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jacqueline Woodson. Inspired by a poem in her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming. “There will be times when you walk into a room and on one there is quite like you”. There are lots of reasons to feel different.

Click read more and the arrow to view the book trailer.

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The Day You Begin, Begins.

The Day You Begin, Begins.

This morning over pancakes I tried to calm my son’s butterflies and gather school supplies. This morning a new school year begins. The end of a long summer and that approaching first day catches you by surprise. This coming week, I’m trying to stay busy as it is also the release for our new book The Day You Begin.

The spark for this book all began with an amazing writer, Jacqueline Woodson who by the way, can only write in her notebook sideways. This story is inspired by a poem in her powerful memoir Brown Girl Dreaming about her own great grandfather William Woodson, the only black child in an all-white school.

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