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April 14, 2019

My book, I’m a Big Sister Now, illustrated by the amazing talented Sylvia Walker, won the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Award for picture books (ages 4-7). 🎉 The award was presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) at the 31st Annual Benjamin Franklin Aw...

October 15, 2018

If you follow Jayde_Robinson1 on Instagram, you already know she is a GREAT big sister. I'm so glad she could relate to my new book. It's like a big sister stamp of approval. 

Watch her super adorable video about I'm A Big Sister Now. The book officially launches tomorr...

October 13, 2018

My parents love to put us on the spot in interviews and ask me and my brother what it’s like working with them and for Just Us Books, the publishing company they founded. Now we’re flipping the script.

To help celebrate Just Us Books’ 30th anniversary, my brother Stepha...

March 2, 2018

The perfect end to Black History Month 2018 - in Harlem at the I, Too Arts Collective gala to raise funds to help continue Langston Hughes' legacy and preserve his Harlem home.

The gala was held in the home Langston Hughes owned, wrote in, lived in for more than 20...

February 6, 2018


I’ve been going for years but February 3, 2018 was my first time attending the African American Children’s Bookfair in Philadelphia as a featured author. 

I had a great time signing books, talking to kids and connecting with fellow Black kidlit creators.

This bookfair i...

December 11, 2017

Back in October, I received an invitation to a holiday pop-up coordinated by the Young Brown Collective. The location was the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn.

What's "Weeksville"? That was my question, too.  I didn't find out until I pulled up at 158 Buffalo...

September 13, 2017

Brooklyn, September 9, 2107 - the first Well-Read Black Girl Festival. So much brilliance, talent, passion, wisdom, support, and sisterhood in one space. And so many powerful words. Speakers and panelists included Jacqueline Woodson, Tayari Jones, Renee Watson, and Tia...

July 16, 2017

I did my first reading at the 2017 Harlem Book Fair. My dad interviewed me after. What question was I answering?? Look at my face! lol

June 17, 2017

I was scrolling Facebook and saw an article titled Black Boy Joy - a Brightly piece about picture books featuring Black male protagonists. I clicked to read it before I sharing with my TL and was met with a nice surprise. My book, I'm A Big Brother Now, was first on th...

June 12, 2017

My first official book signing for I'm a Big Brother Now took place at the Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival (June 9-10). I got a surprise visit from two of the inspirations for my book: Kimaya and her big brother Chris. When I wrote the manuscript, Chris was a todd...

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