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The Yellow Suitcase
Kirkus Reviews, The Yellow Suitcase. January 2019.
Thank You, Crow
Kirkus Reviews, Thank You, Crow. August 2018.
H is for Haiku
This Picture Book Life, A List of Picture Books that Capture Small, Still Moments, Nov. 28, 2018.
Edible Queens, H is for Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z, November 5, 2018.
Only Picture Books, Picture Book Lists: 9 Terrific Poetry Picture Books, October 29, 2018.
NY Parenting, Micro-poems for Short People: Discover a New Children’s Book Featuring Haiku, October 2018.
The Jewish Chronicle (London), Children's Books Review, August 22, 2018.
Picture Books Help Kids Soar, When a Dream Becomes a Reality. August 21, 2018.
Matthew C. Winner's Indie Crushes, August 16, 2018
School Library Journal, H is for Haiku. July 2018.
Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews, Review of H is for Haiku. June 2018.
JenaBenton.com, Simply 7 Interviews with Amy Losak & Sawsan Chalabi. June 13, 2018.
Kidlit 411, Author Spotlight: Amy Losak. May 11, 2018.
Writers' Rumpus, H is for Haiku, by Sydell Rosenberg, Plus Giveaway. April 17, 2018.
Tweetspeak, H is for Haiku: An Invitation to Small Joys. April 17, 2018.
Celebrate Picture Books, National Haiku Poetry Day & Interview with Amy Losak. April 17, 2018.
Kveller, A New Kids’ Book by a Jewish Mom Shows How Everyday Moments Are Special. April 12, 2018.
Peggy O'Mara: Family, Health, Justice, Poetry Kids Will Love. April 5, 2018.
Robyn Hood Black's Life on the Deckle Edge, Poetry Friday: H is for Haiku Visit with Amy Losak. April 5, 2018.
Imagination Soup, 9 New in Poetry Books. April 2018.
Unpacking the POWER of Picture BooksI, Posthumous Poetry: H is for Haiku. April 1, 2018.
Poetry for Children, H is for Haiku. March 30, 2018.
The Day We Lost Pet
Elizabeth Bird/School Library Journal, “Oddest Books of 2018.” December 16, 2018.
Telegram & Gazette, Clintonian's Book Helps Children Deal with Loss, February 11, 2018.
Worcester Magazine, The Day We Lost Pet: A Child's Understanding of Life and Death. December 14, 2017.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review, The Day We Lost Pet. October 30, 2017. Excerpt: "This supremely tender book is one that readers will return to again and again, if they can bear it, finding new meaning with each reading and in each new stage of life. Breathtakingly original."
The Blue Pool of Questions
World Literature Today’s 75 Notable Translations of 2017. December 12, 2017.
Kirkus Reviews, The Blue Pool of Questions. August 7, 2017. Excerpt: "Deliciously confounding and deeply moving, this book is a work of art in pictures and words for adults and children alike."
Publishers Weekly, The Blue Pool of Questions. July 2017. Excerpt: "Manasrah’s richly multilayered illustrations mesh gracefully with Abu-Alhayyat's abstract writing in a haunting meditation on one man’s search for belonging and meaning."
The Not In Here Story
Much Ado About Adoption, Book Review: The Not In Here Story. February 2018.
Reader's Digest online, 10 Children's Books that Can Get You Through Life's Toughest Moments. December 2016.
Red Dirt Report, Seek and Find. November 2016
Raising Mom, Review: The Not In Here Story. November 14, 2016.
Territory OKC, The Not In Here Story. November 2016.
CBS4 Denver, Author Inspires You to Think about Adoption. October 2016.
NUVEAU: The Future of Patterns
Territory OKC, Color Outside the Lines. December 2016.
Hedy & Her Amazing Invention
Washington Post, Four New Books to Inspire Young Readers. March 7, 2019
The Hollywood Reporter, Two New Children’s Books Celebrate Hollywood Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr. February 6, 2019.
Canadian Review of Materials, Hedy & Her Amazing Invention. January 25, 2019.
Booklist, starred review, Hedy & Her Amazing Invention. January 1, 2019.
Foreword Reviews, starred review, Hedy & Her Amazing Invention. January/February 2019.
Kirkus, Hedy & Her Amazing Invention. December 1, 2018.
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy
Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks, My Favorite 30 Picture Books of 2018, Nov. 28, 2018.
International Literacy Association, Literacy Daily, Celebrating Poetry, Nov. 5, 2018.
School Library Journal, starred review. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy by Tony Medina. April 23, 2018. Excerpt: "This shining title deserves a spot in all poetry collections."
Fatherly. Author Tony Medina Finds Words for the Dreams and Anxieties of Black Youth (Interview). Feb. 22, 2018. Excerpt: "It’s a book that celebrates the humanity and power of black children. It’s a beautiful, poignant work."
Publishers Weekly. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy. Feb. 5, 2018. Excerpt: "The tone of Medina’s poems, however, largely remains encouraging as he emphasizes the multi- faceted nature of the black youth he honors."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy. Feb. 4, 2018. Excerpt: "The fascinating illustrations matched with the dazzling imagery of Medina’s tanka make this a captivating release."
Booklist, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy. Feb. 1, 2018. Excerpt: "The very different artistic renderings, which range from solid to psychedelic, all catch the eye. Though short (only 31 syllables over 5 lines), the poems pack a punch and are a great introduction to reading poetry and the art of writing it. Teachers and other adults will find many ways to use this with children."
Here Wee Read, The 2018 Ultimate List of Diverse Children's Books.
Somewhere a bell is ringing
Publishers Weekly, Somewhere a Bell is Ringing. October 24, 2017. Excerpt: "The attention to detail in both text and art is evident, and the message of global interconnectedness comes through."
A Gift from Greensboro
The Pirate Tree: Social Justice & Children's Literature, Remembering the Struggles of the Elders. January 2, 2018.
Parade, Celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day with These 10 Poetic Reads. March 27, 2017.
Chicago Tribune, 'A Gift from Greensboro' Leads Our Children's Book Roundup. March 7, 2017.
The Brown Bookshelf, A Gift from Greensboro. January 30, 2017
Bustle, 20 Children's Books from Around the World to Read for Multicultural Children's Book Day. January 27, 2016.
Kirkus Reviews, A Gift from Greensboro. November 27, 2016.
Booklist Online, Booklist Review: A Gift from Greensboro. October 15, 2016.
Chicago Parent, The Poetry Foundation's Programming Will Surprise & Illuminate. October 10, 2016.
Greensboro News & Record, Author Reads at Woolworth. October 13, 2016.
Books Before Bandaids, Review: A Gift from Greensboro. September 22, 2016.
Penny Candy Books, General
Only Picture Books, Editor Interview. May 23, 2018.
World Literature Today, Thoughts on Bad News in Children’s Lit and Buzz Lightyear: A Conversation with Chad Reynolds and Hanan Awad. November 8, 2017.
Oklahoma Gazette, Penny Candy Books publishes books with big ideas for young readers and their parents. July 27, 2017.
Writer’s Digest, Poetry Publisher Interview. May 2, 2017.
Publishers Weekly, Penny Candy Books: A Mission Becomes a Moral Directive. December 1, 2016.
Real Dads Read Book List, A Gift from Greensboro and The Not In Here Story.
Savannah Morning News, Penny Candy Books Putting New Spin on Children's Books. November 6, 2016
NEA Today, Diversity in Children's Literature Key to Understanding Today's Civil Rights Issues. October 24, 2016.
One Mic, One Voice Podcast, Ep. 58: Language Matters. October 30, 2016.
Whoorl, Penny Candy Books. October 17, 2016.