What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring April Harrison

h1 December 28th, 2018 by jules


“‘Remember, what is given from the heart reaches the heart.'”
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Today over at Kirkus, I’ve got my 2018 Ghost File of One.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about the final book from the late Patricia McKissack, What Is Given from the Heart (Schwartz & Wade Books, January 2019), illustrated by April Harrison.

Today, I’m following up with some art from the book.

Enjoy!



 


“Come June, we lost the farm and
moved to a run-down shotgun house in the Bottoms. …”

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“We got an early snowfall in November and Christmas was skimpy,
but we made it through to the new year.”

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“On the Sunday before Valentine’s Day, we were off to church. …”
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WHAT IS GIVEN FROM THE HEART. Text copyright © 2019 by Patricia C. McKissack. Illustrations copyright © 2019 by April Harrison and used by permission of the publisher, Schwartz & Wade Books, New York.





2 comments to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week, Featuring April Harrison”

  1. April Harrison’ is today’s favorite artist. I LOVE, love, love that semi-naive, mixed media style. So very expressive!


  2. Oh my gawd. Like stained glass. And those compositions! What glorious work!


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