Shadra Strickland’s work is included in the exhibit Imprinted: Illustrating Race at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. The piece is from the book Bird (Lee & Low) written by Zetta Elliot. The book was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent in Illustrations and the Ezra Jack Keats Award. To learn more about the exhibit, visit here Get Bird here
Alyssa Bermudez‘s middle grade graphic memoir, Big Apple Diaries, has been shortlisted for the Comic Arts Awards of Australia (The Ledger). Winners will be announced in August. You can view the full list here. Congratulations Alyssa!
School Library Journal gave a Starred Review to Stand Up! 10 Mighty Women Who Made a Change, written by Brittany Cooper and illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson. SLJ writes, “Vibrantly illustrated and featuring a variety of justice-seekers, this book belongs in every library and classroom.” The book hits shelves in August 2022 from Scholastic. You can pre-order a copy here!
The Association of Illustrators’ World Illustration Awards announced their 2022 Long list, which includes Acamy Schleikorn‘s piece “Mother’s Love.” Her piece is one of 500 selected out of over 5,000 entries. Congratulations Acamy!
Juneteenth: Our Story of Freedom (Random House, Step into Reading) by Sharon Dennis Wyeth, illustrated by Kim Holt, has been featured on School Library Journal’s list of 7 titles to teach young children about Juneteenth! See the full list here Get the book here
Blueberry Cake, written and illustrated by Sarah Dillard, and published by Aladdin Books, has won First Place in the “Fruits Books” category of the Gourmand Awards. The Gourmand Awards recognize the best books of food culture from around the world. This year’s award ceremony was held in Sweden on June 5th. Congratulations Sarah!