Awards & Shows


 Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell

Fall 2020 Best Books for Kids & Teens, The Canadian Children's Book Center

A 2020 Mighty Girl's Best Book of the Year

Best of 2020, Metropolitan & 24A Magazines

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship

Sybil Award finalist, 2019

Charlotte Huck Honor, 2019

ALA Notable 2019

Why Am I Me

Picture The Dream. The Carle Museum, Amherst, Ma, 2021

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2020

Original Art Show, 2017

The Case For Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Picture The Dream. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2020 & The Carle, 2021

Children’s Book Council’s 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 

NAIBA Carla Cohen Free Speech Award 2015 

NAPPA 2015 Award, Junior Library Guild Selection

Communication Arts 2015 Award of Excellence 

Original Art Show 2015 

Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year (2016 Edition) 

2016 ILA-CBC Children's Choice List 

Amelia Bloomer list 2016


Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass

Amelia Bloomer list 2017

Original Art Show 2016


2016 Mills Tannenbaum AwardReach Out and Read of Greater New York

Award for excellence in Children's Literacy 



Picture The Dream (Civil Rights children's book art group show). The Carle, Amherst, Ma, March 2021

High Museum of Art. Atlanta, Georgia, June - November 2020 


PINK NYC (group show, The Pen & Ink Brigade), Diana Kane Gallery, December 2019


Richard C. Von Hess Illustration Gallery (solo show), University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Aug 26- Nov 15, 2019


Original Art Show, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY., 2017, 2016, 2015, 2011, 2008, 2006 


BLUE; Songs Are Like Tattoos (solo show), Diana Kane Boutique, October 2018When are you leaving town?


The Blue Wave Project (group show, The Pen & Ink Brigade), Diana Kane Boutique, October 2018


Red Envelope Show (group show), Flushing Town Hall, Queens, January 2019


Illustration: Women Making a Mark (group show), University of Indianapolis, January 2018


Feminist Icon Show (group show), Art Slope, Diana Kane Boutique, Brooklyn, NY,  2016


The Case for Loving (pop-up show), Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, December 2014 


Brooklyn Public Library (solo show, youth wing), Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, 2013


Scholastic Press, Random House/Knopf BRYR, Harper Collins BFYR, Macmillan/Henry Holt, Chronicle Books, Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing GroupGibbsSmith, School Library Journal, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Out NY Kids, KidLit TV

B is for Brooklyn - Featured on the DOE's 365 Literacy Campaign poster + recommended Pre-K classroom book for 2015-16


The Hillary Clinton Campaign Coloring Book 2016 - Selina Alko, contributing illustrator. Hillary for America  



Picture The Dream. High Museum of Art, 2020