Penguin Random House: Author Tricia Elan Walker and Illustrator Euka Holmes Celebrate DREAM STREET at Mahogany Books Virtual Event

Author Tricia Elan Walker and illustrator Euka Holmes will present their new picture book, DREAM STREET, published by Anne Schwartz Books, at a Mahogany Books Front Row virtual event via Crowdcast on Tuesday, November 30 at 7:00 pm (ET).

A magical story from the critically acclaimed author of Nana Akua Goes to School and a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winning illustrator, DREAM STREET illuminates a vivid cast of characters with vibrant, joyful illustrations that make this neighborhood–based on the Roxbury neighborhood in Boston where the author and illustrator grew up together as cousins–truly sing. This picture book showcases and celebrates the magic of Black neighborhoods.

Tricia Elam Walker is the author of the picture book Nana Akua Goes to School, which received the 2021 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award and the Children’s Africana Book Award, as well as four starred reviews. The Wall Street Journal hailed it as “a picture book . . . that captures a complex vulnerability that every child feels at one point or another.” Tricia also wrote a novel for adults, Breathing Room, under the name Patricia Elam. She is a cultural and fashion commentator and blogger, and has written for National Public Radio, The Washington Post, Essence magazine, HuffPost, and more. She practiced law for sixteen years prior to teaching writing in Washington, DC, and Boston. Currently, Tricia is an assistant professor of creative writing at Howard University, and resides in Takoma Park, Maryland with her husband.

Ekua Holmes is the bestselling illustrator of several award-winning picture books, including Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer (Caldecott Honor, NAACP Image Award, CSK John Steptoe Award, Sibert Honor), Out of Wonder (CSK Award, NY Times bestseller) and The Stuff of Stars (CSK Award). A painter and collage artist, she graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

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