Reviews 

 

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

 

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