Last year I had the lovely opportunity to work with Quarto Kids and writer Jamia Wilson on a dream book project. I was invited to illustrate Young Gifted and Black, a book highlighting 52 iconic heroes of color from around the world. The roster included some folks I truly admire, like Oprah Winfrey, Wangari Maathai, Jean Michel Basquait, Ava DuVernay, Nelson Mandela, and Muhammad Ali. (Some of which I'm excited to share here.)
It was an honor to celebrate their stories, but most importantly it was a blessing to be able to create a book kids, especially kids of color, could go to to see different definitions of success and what happens when you follow your dreams.