Why Am I Me? (words by Paige Britt, pictures by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls)


"A mindful, captivating ode to wonder and a must for any story–– or bedtime repertoire."

* STAR from Kirkus


"... lushly textured, jewel-toned collage"

* STAR from Publisher's Weekly


"Perfect for the classroom or one-on-one sharing."

* STAR from School Library Journal


"...welcoming, hopeful pages."

* STAR from Shelf Awareness


"The beautifully textured artwork ... adroitly captures the mood and feel of a city in which diversity among people is such a natural occurrence, it doesn't need to be called out–– it simply is."

 ~ The New York Times (review by R.J. Palacio, August 27, 2017)


The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage


"Alko adeptly streamlines the legal logistics of the Lovings’ groundbreaking Supreme Court case."

* STAR from Publisher's Weekly


"Inspirational, never heavy-handed, and appropriate for just about everyone."

STAR from Booklist


"... the language and images deal a blow to racist thinking and just might inspire the next generation of young civil rights activists."

* STAR from Kirkus


"A perfect marriage of Alko and Qualls's art styles."

 ~ School Library Journal


"The Case for Loving' is an engaging and important story."

 ~ The New York Times


B is for Brooklyn (Selina Alko)


" Alko (is) among the most visually eloquent promoters of junior-sized urbanism." 

STAR from Publisher's Weekly


"A charming alphabet book extolling the neighbourhood's virtues."

 ~ The New York Times





© 2015 Selina Alko