I’m Still Excited and Want to Share More Art
Before I Have to Get to Work Already

h1 January 10th, 2011 by jules

I want to add, now that I got that Caldecott yawp’ing out of me, congratulations to all of today’s winners in all categories.

Just because I want to celebrate with more art, here’s a previously-featured illustration from Seeds of Change (Lee & Low Books, April 2010), written by Jen Cullerton Johnson and illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler, who was named the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Illustrator) Award winner. (To see more, visit this August 2010 post.)


“In her jail cell, Wangari prayed. And like a sturdy tree against a mighty wind, her faith kept her strong. Instead of giving up, she made friends with the other women prisoners. They told her their stories. She taught them about her seeds and saplings. Together, they helped one another.”

The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book is Gary Golio’s vibrant picture book biography of the young Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow (Clarion Books, October 2010), illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. You can visit this December 2010 post for more illustrations from that title.


(Click to enlarge spread.)

Okay, seriously. To the work-that-pays…

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All images posted with permission of publishers and recycled from earlier posts.

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4 comments to “I’m Still Excited and Want to Share More Art
Before I Have to Get to Work Already”

  1. Beautiful illustrations! Well deserved on the winners! Seeds of Change is a beautiful book!


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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this artwork! I wasn’t familiar with either of these books and although I was already planning on adding them to my collection, these make me want to run out to my local bookstore right now.


  4. GORGEOUS post, Jules!


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