PB&J Episode 9: Gaia Cornwall

Episode summary: 

Kelly @inclusivestorytime chats with Author/Illustrator of “Jabari Jumps,” the new sequel “Jabari Tries,” “The Unicorn Came to Dinner” and the upcoming “The Best Bed for Me,” Gaia Cornwall.  JABARI JUMPS was a Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book, it was also featured in People Magazine, The New York Times, was an Amazon Best Children’s Book of the Year, and is a staff pick in NPR’s Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017’s Great Reads, among other accolades. 

Topics discussed in this episode: 

-Topic 1 How Gaia Became an Illustrator. (0:46)

-Topic 3 Illustrating during a pandemic (3:40)

-Topic 4  About Jabari (9:00)

-Topic 5  Why the sequel? (13:00)

-Topic 6  “The Unicorn That Came to Dinner” (15:50)

-Topic 7 What are you working on now? (17:23)

-Topic 8  Building an Inclusive Bookshelf (18:55)

-Topic 9 Working a Middle Grade Novel (23:56)

-Topic 10 Gaia’s favourite Picture Books Right now  (25:03) 

Books mentioned in this episode:

“Evelyn Del Rey is Moving away” Meg Medina and Sonia Sanchez 

“A Girl Named Rosita” Anika Aldamuy Denise and Leo Espinosa 

“We are Still Here” Traci Sorell and Frane Lessac

“We are Grateful: Ostaheliheliga” by Traci Sorell and Frane Lessac

“Anita and the Dragon” by Hannah Carmona and Anna Cunha (release date 2021) 

“Legendborn” Tracy Deon  

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