Over the past few years, I have been privileged to work on a variety of children’s books with talented authors and writers.
My passion lies with stories that reflect my heritage as the child of immigrants, my connection to the Caribbean, and the richness and expanse of the African Diaspora. I believe that diverse stories are essential to creating a more just, and equitable world, and this is something I am deeply committed to manifesting through my art.
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For book illustration work inquiries, please contact Christy Ewers of CAT Agency Inc. email@example.com
Published by Sourcebooks
Written by Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond
This lyrical, rhythmic text encourages boys to imagine everything they can be and the great things they can do, drawing on the strength of people throughout history that paved the way for Black boys today.
Black Boy, Black Boy tells today's boys: you have the courage, you are the light. It's a new day! Be inspired and motivated by drawing on the history of the role models that came before you.
Black Boy, Black Boy
Published by Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan Press)
written by Sadé Smith
"Warm and inviting. Daley’s vibrant, highly saturated illustrations bolster the appeal and are sure to entice young readers―and perhaps encourage them to try their own hand in the kitchen. ... A vibrant, upbeat story of a determined girl and her love of food."
— Kirkus Reviews
The Legend of the Spirit Serpent
Published by Reycraft Books
written by Adaiah Sanford
This modern retelling of a traditional Kalinago legend from the Caribbean island of Dominica recounts the story of a huge serpent who once guarded the indigenous people.
— Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW ★
This book is the winner of the 1st Annual Caribbean Writer's Contest sponsored by Reycraft Books and the Ducreay Foundation. Ages 7-12
In the Spirit of a Dream
Published by Scholastic Books
created by Alina Chau
written by Aida Salazar
Celebratory, triumphant, and inspiring, In the Spirit of a Dream is a tribute to American immigrants of color, written in poems and illustrated by 14 first- and second-generation immigrant artists.
These stories are told in poems by Aida Salazar and artwork by Alina Chau, Bianca Diaz, Dion MBD, Fahmida Azim, Gaby D'Alessandro, Jose Ramirez, Ken Daley, Nicole Xu, Paulo D. Campos, Rahele Jomepour Bell, Tracy Guiteau, Vanessa Flores, and Yasmin Imamura.
Illustration of Candido Camero from 'In the Spirit of a Dream'
Jayden's Impossible Garden
Published by Free Spirit Publishing
written by Mélina Mangal www.melinamangal.com
'Timeless and vibrant, this story highlights the beauty of intergenerational relationships and the power of imagination and perseverance in bringing the vision of a community garden to life. Jayden’s love of nature will inspire readers to see their environment and surroundings as bursting with opportunities for growth and connection. At the back of the book, readers will find activities to make items found in the book, such as the milk jug bird feeder'.
Jayden’s Impossible Garden is the winner of the 2019 African American Voices in Children’s Literature writing contest, cosponsored by Strive Publishing and Free Spirit Publishing.