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Skip Hill discusses his favorite passage!

You've seen a snippet from A GIFT FROM GREENSBORO author, Quraysh Ali Lansana. Now take a look at some video from illustrator, Skip Hill as he discusses his favorite passage.

If you're in Oklahoma City check this out from Sept 29 - Oct 22:

This Thursday! Skip Hill, illustrator of the forthcoming kids' book A Gift from Greensboro, which has been praised by Newbery Medal and National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson as "an elegant, important story—lovingly and beautifully told," will be opening an exhibit of his illustrations for AGFG at Artspace at Untitled in downtown OKC. The exhibit will run through October 22. The book's release date is Oct. 8, and on Oct 20 there will be a panel discussion at the gallery with the illustrator Skip Hill, the author Quraysh Ali Lansana, and the publisher Penny Candy Books (represented by Chad Reynolds). Stop by Thursday for a sneak peek at Skip's art for the book, as well as the finished book itself.

Books Before Bandaids Reviews A Gift from Greensboro

Take a look at this great review we just got from blogger Sarah at Books Before Bandaids! Click here for full review.

Here's an excerpt:

"These layered images, allow for many conversations about Civil Rights and current events. Throughout the passionate book doves fly from page to page, bringing the idea of peace and hope full circle. This is a moving book that I would recommend to anyone, a must read in light of current events. Lansana and Hill bring history alive and make it modern and real for readers struggling to understand the what and the why of current events."