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.
Each book is available for purchase by clicking on the cover.
For book illustration work inquiries, please contact Christy Ewers of CAT Agency Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Spirit of a Dream coming October 2021
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 coming March 2021
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.
A Feast for Joseph
coming September 2021
Published by Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Publishing
written by Terry Farish & O.D. Bonny
Joseph misses sharing meals with lots of people like he did back in the refugee camp, so when the neighbors finally come over, it's a feast! A companion book to Joseph's Big Ride, described in Kirkus as "a joyful, upbeat tale."
Joseph's Big Ride
Published by Annick Press
written by Terry Farish www.terryfarish.com
“A joyful, upbeat tale that takes a positive perspective on an immigrant child’s first encounters.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“The narrative, which focuses on building a friendship, is paired with Daley’s vibrant illustrations, which depict just how fast the minds, and bikes, of young children can go…An ideal addition…”
— School Library Journal
Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings
Published by Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press
written by Francie Latour www.francielatour.com
Daley's . . . paintings convey some of the complexities of time and place through the images themselves. Young readers will enjoy how Latour and Daley celebrate Haitian history and culture through this lovely, artistic story.
— Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW