Sona and the Wedding Game and other news

I have some great news to share!

Sona and The Wedding Game (illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi) was published this spring by Peachtree Publishers. It has received glowing reviews, including a starred review from Kirkus.

Tiger in My Soup has been selected by First Book as one of six books in its Stories for all Project!

First Book is a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit group that provides access to new books for children in need. To date, First Book has distributed more than 125 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada.
Last week, First Book announced its latest action in the Stories for All Project – they selected six titles that showcase characters and storylines often underrepresented in children’s literature and are making 10,000 copies of each title available in affordable trade paperback format for the first time ever. Tiger in My Soup is one of them!
The six books are:
Niño Wrestles the World, written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales, celebrates play and the power of the imagination through the unforgettable, underpants-wearing Niño.
And Tango Makes Three, written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell and illustrated by Henry Cole, follows two male penguins in the Central Park Zoo through their fruitless efforts to hatch a rock.
Tiger in My Soup, written by Kashmira Sheth and illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler, features a young Indian-American boy determined to make his older sister read aloud his favorite story about a ferocious tiger.
Boats for Papa, written and illustrated by new author/illustrator Jessixa Bagley, explores the healing love between a child and parent.
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, written by first-time picture book author Laurie Ann Thompson and illustrated by Sean Qualls, is an inspiring true story about triumph over adversity.
Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me, written by Daniel Beaty and illustrated by Bryan Collier, is a heartbreaking and hopeful story about love and loss.
You can find more information about the books at:

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