Mela and the Elephant, winner of an SCBWI Emerging Voices Award, written by me, illustrated by Ziyue Chen (Sleeping Bear Press, March 15, 2018) - story about kindness. Mela finds herself lost in the jungle of northern Thailand. Will the animals of the jungle help her get home?
Counting on Katherine, written by Helaine Becker (Christy Ottaviano Books) - JUNE 19, 2018 - the inspiring story of Katherine Johnson, the black NASA mathematician who helped save Apollo 13. Katherine was featured in the recent Hidden Figures movie, played by Taraji Henson. I can't believe I had the privilege of illustrating this book!
Mouse's Christmas Gift, written by Mindy Baker (Zonderkidz, fall 2018) - a lovely Christmas story of a mouse who works to save the day when Parson is ill on Christmas Eve.
Maya Lin, Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, written by Jeanne Walker Harvey (Christy Ottaviano Books)
- a Junior Library Guild Spring Selection 2017 winner!
- a starred review from The Horn Book!
- Amazon Best Nonfiction Book of the Month
Did you know that Maya Lin was a senior in college when she won the contest anonymously to design the memorial? There were protests and hearings to change her design or go with a different design when they found out she was the winner. She stood by her design so that it ultimately was built.
Here's a link to Macmillan's page about our book (with sample images!): http://us.macmillan.com/mayalin/jeannewalkerharvey/9781250112491/
Mr. Elephant's Rio Tour (2016), written by Janie Dullard, available online here. Mr. Elephant is a tour guide with his Yellow Umbrella Tour Company.. Explore Rio in this book!