Yesterday I went into Charlesbridge publishing to meet with the art director to go over the proof (color prints of illustrations + text) for the book I recently illustrated, Priscilla and the Hollyhocks. To my great surprise they have gotten poet extraordinaire Nikki Giovanni to write a quote for the back cover! Here is a sneak peak at her quote:
"Priscilla and the Hollyhocks tells a story too often ignored or overlooked- a story of how the west was not won but captured. Reading about Priscilla's remarkable life makes all our hearts a bit warmer while filling our heads with a much-needed piece of American history."