ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Linda Trice
Illustrator(s): Hazel Mitchell
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN-10: 1570918481
ISBN-13: 978-1-57091-848-3
Release Date: January 12, 2016
Category: Picture Book

Kenya's Art

Synopsis:

School vacation is almost over, but Kenya hasn’t done anything to report to her class and her teacher, Mrs. Garcia. Then Daddy takes her to a museum where she learns how to Recycle! Reuse! Make Art! The author drew her inspiration for this story from a class activity when she was a first grade teacher in a New York City public school.


Kenya’s Art is the third book in the series about Kenya and her family, following Kenya’s Song and Kenya’s Word. You’ll find it where books are sold in January, 2016.

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Breaking News
The Brown Bookshelf posted a review of Kenya’s Art on their website. “…another winner”
The Children’s Book Council listed Kenya’s Art on their website.
Black Children’s Books and Authors included Kenya’s Art in their list of new releases. 
KidsReads posted a profile of Linda Trice and Kenya’s Art.
Writer Jan Bowman interviewed Linda about her writing career and the Kenya series. Read the interview.





School vacation is almost over, but Kenya hasn’t done anything to report to her class and her teacher, Mrs. Garcia. Then Daddy takes her to a museum where she learns how to Recycle! Reuse! Make Art! The author drew her inspiration for this story from a class activity when she was a first grade teacher in a New York City public school.


Kenya’s Art is the third book in the series about Kenya and her family, following Kenya’s Song and Kenya’s Word. You’ll find it where books are sold in January, 2016.

Linda Trice is the author of the 3-book series: Kenya's Art, Kenya’s Song and Kenya's Word (Charlesbridge) and Charles Drew: Pioneer of Blood Plasma (McGraw-Hill). Her short stories and articles have been published by Highlights for Children, Cobblestone and other publications.

The former first grade teacher graduated from Howard University and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing from Columbia University. She taught writing and Black Studies at several universities. She was born and raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of New York City.

For information on author visits, contact Linda Trice's publisher, Donna Spurlock, at (800) 225-3214, ext. 122, or via email at dspurlock@charlesbridge.com

From The Brown Bookshelf 
"Trice's depiction of a close-knit, supportive family and Hazel Mitchell's warm, inviting illustrations leave you with a smile. Kenya's triumph at the end is a victory for her and each child who read her story." (read more
From Kirkus Review 
"Kenya's story begins when her mother orders her to get rid of all her broken toys, including the one she is currently playing with, a prize from her art teacher. A broken-toy purge turns into an art-making session in this look at recycling and reuse."
No contest is available at this time.


Breaking News
The Brown Bookshelf posted a review of Kenya’s Art on their website. “…another winner”
The Children’s Book Council listed Kenya’s Art on their website.
Black Children’s Books and Authors included Kenya’s Art in their list of new releases. 
KidsReads posted a profile of Linda Trice and Kenya’s Art.
Writer Jan Bowman interviewed Linda about her writing career and the Kenya series. Read the interview.
  1. Joy Jones said on February 2, 2016 at 4:19 pm:

    Go Kenya!

  2. Norma Cherry said on January 7, 2016 at 2:25 pm:

    Congratulations! Will order copies for all my great nieces and nephews and students in my literacy classes.

  3. Barbara J. Rebbeck said on January 6, 2016 at 3:14 pm:

    Congrats! Looks like a great series about a cute little girl. Good luck at your conference. Check out my page for NOLA Gals, please!

  4. April Halprin Wayland said on January 3, 2016 at 6:15 pm:

    Congrats on Kenya #3, Linda! I’ll be at SCBWI mid-winter, hope to see you then!

  5. George Sullivan said on January 3, 2016 at 6:25 am:

    Congrats, Linda!

  6. Joyce Moyer Hostetter said on January 2, 2016 at 6:28 pm:

    Marvelous!

  7. ann bases said on December 15, 2015 at 3:44 pm:

    Great book!

  8. Joshua Smith said on December 11, 2015 at 10:27 am:

    Looking forward to this next in the series!

  9. Tina said on December 10, 2015 at 7:54 am:

    Love these books! My friends are buying these books for their adopted daughters!

  10. Eileen Spinelli said on December 8, 2015 at 6:43 am:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to share the book with the grandkids! Lulu is especially into recycling!
    And dear Linda–don’t
    forget to CELEBRATE!

  11. April Crews said on December 7, 2015 at 8:37 pm:

    Would love to review on my bookbuzz4kids.com blog! Contact me via the SCBWI member portal or on Twitter @writerindc if interested!

  12. Fatima Shaik said on December 7, 2015 at 5:45 pm:

    Lovely

  13. Nancy I. Sanders said on December 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm:

    What a great way to encourage kids to recycle! Congratulations on your book’s birthday. Best wishes for Kenya’s continued adventures.

  14. Imani Ellis-Cheek Sy said on December 3, 2015 at 9:04 am:

    Congratulations! I’m so proud of you an your life long commitment to educating and nurturing Black children. Like Diane, I was one of the 1st graders (Pink dress with hair bow) on whom you had a profound impact.

  15. Susanna Reich said on December 3, 2015 at 8:01 am:

    Congrats on the new book, Linda!

  16. Colleen Post said on December 1, 2015 at 7:20 pm:

    Congrats – looks like a good addition to the series!

  17. Mary Kruhm said on December 1, 2015 at 2:50 pm:

    I am sure your new book will get the kind of kudos the first two did! It looks great and you always have that twist at the end that readers love.

  18. Diane Jones Randall said on December 1, 2015 at 1:08 pm:

    As one of the first-graders in Miss Trice’s class so many years ago, it’s a joy to salute the work she’s doing today–and to thank her for the inspiring classroom she created for us in our formative years!

  19. Debbie said on December 1, 2015 at 7:45 am:

    Congratulations on your 3rd Kenya book! Our family always looks forward to seeing the world through Kenya’s eyes.

  20. Kelly said on December 1, 2015 at 6:15 am:

    Congratulations, Linda! So proud of you. Can’t wait to share your beautiful book with kids I know.

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