Morgan Gaynin's Artist Tonya Engel's Recent book

[ Posted: Jan 23, 2020 ]


Morgan Gayin's Artist, Tonya Engel's recent book, Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou, written by Bethany Hegedus, was listed in Betsy Bird's Fall 2020 prediction list for the Newbery an Caldecott Awards.

Betsy writes:

"This is her debut picture book, though you wouldn’t know it by reading this. Sometimes an artist has a natural affinity for the picture book form. How would I describe her style? Magical realism with a non-fiction twist. Look at the colors. Look at the emotions that play out on the characters’ faces. Hegedus has a firm grasp on the wordplay, so it’s nice to see it paired with something this luminous."

Morgan Gaynin's Artist Tonya Engel's Recent book
Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou

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