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Jun 12, 2019

This book presents the story of a remarkable pioneer, who was the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, in a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States.

Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins is a lyrical picture book biography told by Michelle Meadows, with...


Jun 5, 2019

Today we’ll get to know and celebrate children’s book illustrator Ebony Glenn.

An Atlanta based illustrator who enjoys bringing stories to life with whimsical imagery. A passion for the arts, great storytelling, and advocating for more diverse narratives in children's books, Ebony aims to create illustrations that...


May 19, 2019

Using light and color to help tell a story. Challenging your illustrations with new tools and techniques. And being thankful for the people who make the children’s book industry so special. John Rocco is the episode guest.

This week’s featured book is CAMP TIGER, a beautiful picture book written by Susan Choi and...


May 5, 2019

Dancing between thin lines, thick lines and no lines! Illustrating emotions and energy with simple shapes. And designing characters that you can’t help loving. Ella Okstad is this episodes guest.

This week’s featured book is SOPHIE JOHNSON: UNICORN EXPERT, a brilliantly funny picture book about a unicorn hiding in...


Apr 21, 2019

How to develop scenes that make the worlds and characters you create feel so true? What kinds of opportunities or challenges come with a successful book? And the long winding process of creating that next story. Eliza Wheeler is this episodes guest. We dive deep into these topics and much more.

This week’s featured...