Tune in tomorrow morning at 7:25AM to the Bill Anderson Show, 900AM WURD Philadelphia, as we talk about this weekend’s African American Children’s Book Festival! The show streams live over the internet here.
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On Tuesday Theresa Woodgeard of Stone Mountain-Redan Patch came by for a few hours to talk about my work and hang out in the studio. You can read all about that experience and see a few pics of my current projects here!
Wow!!!!!!! My mind is officially blown. A huge round of applause for Renée Watson and the Random House team for pulling this all together! For all of you who missed our segment on NBC Nightly News, here it is for your viewing pleasure! I’m so thrilled and honored to be a part of this project.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported this venture at Random House, the producers at NBC Nightly News, Cindy and the gang at Maple Street Book Shop, and everyone who has supported and championed this book~
I just returned from an AMAZING trip to New Orleans where I met Renée Watson and a whole host of other cool people for the first time. Unfortunately I forgot to take out my camera during most of the days there (my fork kept getting in the way). The NBC segment on A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN is slotted to air on NBC Nightly News, this
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
instead of Thursday, August 26. Please tune in and/or set your dvrs. Hopefully the time won’t change again, but I will confirm this date and time again tomorrow. I will post more on the trip and activity tomorrow. My bed is calling.
If there’s anyone from NOLA who grabbed a few pics of the events and would like to e-mail me at news at shadrastrickland dot com, my world would be rocked~
What a way to start a Sunday. There are a few things to check out today. First, head on over to Color Online to see a nice shout out for APWHH.
After you’re done there, stop by 7-Imp to see a wonderful feature of APWHH along with the latest from Sean Qualls (the amazing and talented).
Our signing is listed in the “Special Events section of NOLA.com via the Times-Picayune. You can find other Katrina Anniversary listings there as well.
I am honored this year to be a part of The Brown Bookshelf’s 28 Days Later Campaign!
The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers. Their flagship initiative of is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by African Americans. You can read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here. You can also download a copy of the 28DaysLater Poster for your walls this month, so you can get to know a new (or old) face in children’s literature each day.
A huge THANK YOU to all who nominated such wonderful books, and many props to Paula Chase-Hyman, Varian Johnson, Don Tate, Kelly Starling-Lyons, Tameka Fryer-Brown, and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich for the wonderful work that they do to promote diversity in children’s literature.
It’s such a good feeling when life comes full circle. Today I spoke at Parson’s School of Art and Design with David Ezra Stein and Nancy Paulsen. We were invited by Pat Cummings as special guests for her Children’s Book Illustration Class. The bulk of the talks were about breaking into the business and the long road to getting published. I have uploaded a couple of today’s videos on my Youtube channel. Enjoy~
I have made a home for myself on Youtube. Check out www.youtube.com/shadrieka to see book trailers and clips from some of my appearances. I will also add demos and interesting art stuff over time.
Today is the Philadelphia Free Library Festival!
The city of brotherly love is hosting the Free Library Festival on April 18th. I’ll be signing copies of OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR at 1:30PM and BIRD at 4:00PM. If you’re in Philly stop by and say hello! There’s tons of literary royalty to be met that weekend. Hope to see you there~
Also, if you can’t make it to Philly, look for me on C-SPAN this Saturday.