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A Girl Like Me – in stores February 2020!
Text © 2004 Angela Johnson Illustrations © 2020 Nina Crews • Millbrook Press • ISBN:9781541557772

A Girl Like Me – in stores February 2020!

Buy it here! Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound A Girl Like Me  I am so pleased to have illustrated this wonderful poem by Coretta Scott King and MacArthur Prize winner Angela Johnson. A celebration of the power of girls that encourages them to embrace…

Seeing Into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright
Haiku copyright © 1998 Ellen Wright. All other text & illustrations copyright © 2018 Nina Crews. Millbrook Press ISBN:9781512418651

Seeing Into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright

Buy it here! Amazon; Barnes & Noble; Indie Bound

In the last 18 months of his life, Richard Wright, the author of Native Son and Black Boy, created over 4000 haiku. Twelve of these luminous poems are included in this book. A perfect introduction for children to haiku and to this important African American writer.

“Haiku are so simple that one might think a children’s book would need fancy paintings to make them interesting to children. But here, Crews may have done her best work by using photographic collage to highlight the observed piece of nature and the observer — black boys representing the young Richard Wright and all of their infinite possibilities of creation.” –Autumn Allen, Calling Caldecott , Horn Book Magazine

SEEING INTO TOMORROW Book Launch Party!!
Freight train collage making

SEEING INTO TOMORROW Book Launch Party!!

Thank you to Greg Shanck and City College Center for the Arts for hosting the SEEING INTO TOMORROW book launch party on Saturday, March 24th! Here are a few photographs of this wonderful afternoon. Thanks so much to all who were able to join us!…