A Moment with Miss Tillie, MacKenzie, and Cozbi

h1 May 3rd, 2018 by jules

“… I wanted to know every part of this garden. I reached down to feel the ground.
The earth was damp and cool. It felt like it was giving me something I couldn’t see.
‘How did you create this, Miss Tillie?’ I wanted to know.”

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Last week at Kirkus, I talked to author-illustrator Cozbi A. Cabrera about her new picture book, My Hair Is a Garden (Albert Whitman, April 2018). That is here.

I’m following up today with a bit of art from the book. Below are the images from the book’s endpapers.



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MY HAIR IS A GARDEN. Text and pictures copyright © 2018 by Cozbi A. Cabrera. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Albert Whitman & Company, Chicago.

2 comments to “A Moment with Miss Tillie, MacKenzie, and Cozbi”

  1. WOW. This is a natural progression from Happy to be Nappy and I Love My Hair — and it’s gorgeous.

  2. I should point out Betsy’s great post this week on that very topic: http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2018/04/30/review-of-the-day-my-hair-is-a-garden-by-cozbi-a-cabrera/.

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