Awards

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?

Original Art Show, 2017

 

The Case For Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

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 Award  

This Award honours Selina Alkos' outstanding commitment to childhood literacy,

given by Reach Out and Read of Greater New York. 

Exhibitions

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

 

Clients
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  

 

© 2015 Selina Alko