Reviews 

Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell

“Colors burst across each page, with layers of collage-work emphasizing the richness of Mitchell’s influences and imagination. Will speak to readers just starting their own exploration of artistic expression." 

* STAR from Booklist

"An inspired and creative ode to the inimitable Joni Mitchell." -- Kirkus

 

"Layered mixed-media collages featuring cut paper, found images, and colorful smears of paint effectively evoke the richly rendered emotional landscapes of Mitchell’s songwriting." -- Publisher's Weekly

 

Why Am I Me

"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 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

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

STAR from Publisher's Weekly

 

"A charming alphabet book extolling the neighborhood's virtues." -- The New York Times

 

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