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Five Questions for Maxine Beneba Clarke about When We Say Black Lives Matter

When Kitty and I visited All She Wrote Books last week, it was the first time we were able to see "in person" some of our recent favorite new picture books. Some of them even came home with us — including When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke, winner of...

Review of When We Say Black Lives Matter

When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Candlewick    32 pp.    g 9/21    978-1-5362-2238-8    $16.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5362-2564-8    $16.99 Clarke (The Patchwork Bike, rev. 11/18) pens a love letter from parent to child. The title page depicts a pregnant Black woman with...

The Patchwork Bike: Author Maxine Beneba Clarke's 2019 BGHB Picture Book Award Speech

Van and I would like to thank you so much for awarding us the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for The Patchwork Bike, our first picture book. We are absolutely thrilled to be the recipients of this prize.  This book came to fruition through my short-fiction collection Foreign Soil. The first story in...

Five questions for 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Award winners Maxine Beneba Clarke and Van Thanh Rudd

A talented pair from Down Under, author Maxine Beneba Clarke and illustrator Van Thanh Rudd are the co-creators of this year’s Boston Globe–Horn Book Picture Book Award winner The Patchwork Bike (Candlewick, 5–8 years). Rudd’s playful, tactile illustrations (done on scrap cardboard) perfectly complement the childlike sensibility of Clarke’s spare,...

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