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A Thanksgiving twist on a classic Haitian New Year's Day tradition...Freedom Soup (with a cranberry apple relish). Freedom Soup honors the world's first independent black republic...Haiti! I'm honored to have written a children's picture book about the backstory of this soup, debuting with Candlewick Press in fall, 2019.

"Like Vanessa" Middle grade novel

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Middle graders will laugh and cry with thirteen-year-old Vanessa Martin as she tries to be like Vanessa Williams, the first black Miss America, by reluctantly entering her school's beauty pageant. Problem is, her father and the resident cool girl think she doesn't stand a chance.



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Early Buzz

2017 SCBWI Book Launch Award

2018 "Indies Introduce" Selection

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Endorsed by New York Times Bestselling author, Rita Williams-Garcia

and Vanessa Williams, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist & TV/Film Actress

Forthcoming titles

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Picture Book: Freedom Soup, Candlewick 2019

Picture Book: Fearless Mary, Albert Whitman & Co, TBA

Picture Book: Panye, Candlewick 2020

YA: Follow-up to Like Vanessa, Charlesbridge, TBA