Based on a true story, Cynthia Chin-Lee has written a splendid and touching story about a real family, and the real implications of the struggle for equality, with beautiful and captivating illustrations by Lea Lyon
Award Winning Team: This will be a hardcover, full-color, beautifully illustrated children's picture book, written and illustrated by an award winning team of Cynthia Chin-Lee, writer and Lea Lyon, illustrator.
We have been huge fans of Lea Lyon
for a long time and we are absolutely elated to have her
working with us on this wonderful project.
Click here to read an article about her
on the Reach And Teach web site.
From Lea Lyon's Web Site:
Lea Lyon is an award-winning children's book illustrator, painting teacher and portrait artist who has made a childhood dream come true.
loved to draw and paint as a child.
took art classes from a tiny white-haired artist who had converted her
garage into a magical children's painting studio.
graduated to oil paints when she
And - she
wanted to be a children's book illustrator when she
But life, as it often does, got in the way; College, raising a family, running a small doll and puppet business, then back to school for an MBA and into the corporate world.
Now, at long last, Lea is a children's book illustrator.
She is an active member of The SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.) Her illustration portfolios won awards twice at SCBWI National Conferences.
As the Illustrator Coordinator of the San Francisco region of SCBWI she coordinates events for Bay Area illustrators.