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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." * STAR -- 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 -- Kirkus

 

"... lushly textured, jewel-toned collage" * STAR -- Publisher's Weekly

 

"Perfect for the classroom or one-on-one sharing." * STAR -- School Library Journal

 

"...welcoming, hopeful pages." * STAR -- 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 -- Publisher's Weekly

 

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

 

"... the language and images deal a blow to racist thinking and just might inspire the next generation of young civil rights activists." * STAR -- 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 -- Publisher's Weekly

 

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

 

 

 

Reviews & Press 

Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell

Metropolitan Magazine, 12/20

Daddy Christmas & Hanukkah Mama

People Magazine, 12/20