Alice Faye Duncan has written a honorific to Coretta Scott King that will become a classic and partnering with her to bring it to life again is R. Gregory Christie, the illustrator for Alice Faye’s MEMPHIS, MARTIN, AND THE MOUNTAINTOP (Calkins Creek, 2018), which garnered a load of stars and a CSK Honor for Illustration.
You know what that means. This new book, CORETTA’S JOURNEY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CORETTA SCOTT KING, is going to be amazing.
Carolyn Yoder at Calkins Creek has bought North American rights to CORETTA’S JOURNEY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CORETTA SCOTT KING by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. This nonfiction picture book is a portrait of the courageous American leader and the fiery trials of her childhood that emboldened her to fight racism and injustice with tactics of non-violence. Publication is set for spring 2023; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary represented the author, and the illustrator represented himself.
Congratulations, Alice Faye!