Featured books by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Books illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers’ Journey from Slavery to Artist

Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers’ Journey from Slavery to Artist

By: Barbara Herkert
Illustrated by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Harriet Powers was born into slavery but learned a great deal about fabric and quilting which she used when freed after the Civil War. Her story unfolds in upbeat illustrations and informative text. An author’s note provides additional insight into the artist and her quilts.

The King of Kindergarten

The King of Kindergarten

By: Derrick Barnes
Illustrated by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

A confident little boy takes pride in his first day of kindergarten. Starting kindergarten is a big milestone! He's dressed himself, eaten a pile of pancakes, and can't wait to be part of a whole new kingdom of kids. And afterward, he can't wait to tell his proud parents all about his achievements, and then wake up to start another day.

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