Alicia D Williams & Jacqueline Alcántara in conversation with Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Come see these Children's authors and illustrators read and discuss Jump at the Sun!

 

 

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Book Synopsis:

Zora was a girl who hankered for tales like bees for honey. Now, her mama always told her that if she wanted something, "to jump at de sun", because even though you might not land quite that high, at least you'd get off the ground. So Zora jumped from place to place, from the porch of the general store where she listened to folktales, to Howard University, to Harlem. And everywhere she jumped, she shined sunlight on the tales most people hadn't been bothered to listen to until Zora. The tales no one had written down until Zora. Tales on a whole culture of literature overlooked...until Zora. Until Zora jumped.

Author Bio: Alicia D. Williams is the author of Genesis Begins Again, which received a Newbery and Kirkus Prize honors, was a William C. Morris Award finalist, and for which she won the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent. A graduate of the MFA program at Hamline University, and an oral storyteller in the African American tradition, she is also a teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Illustrator Bio: Jacqueline Alcántara is the illustrator of the critically acclaimed The Field and Freedom Soup. Her favorite days are spent drawing, painting, writing, and walking her dog. In 2016, she was awarded the inaugural We Need Diverse Books Illustrator mentorship. Find out more at JacquelineAlcantara.com.

Host Bio: Vanessa Brantley-Newton is an illustrator, doll maker, and crafter who studied fashion illustration at FIT and children’s book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is the author and illustrator of Grandma’s Purse and  Just Like Me. Also, she has illustrated numerous children’s books, including Sewing Stories by Barbara Herkert. Vanessa resides in Charlotte, NC, with her husband, daughter, and a very rambunctious cat named Stripes.

Event date: 
Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 11:00am
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Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534419131
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 12th, 2021