Back in NM, the buzz is all about Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, 2010 Coretta Scott King author, who is on the cover of the latest issue of School Library Journal. True Grit, it says, and that's no lie. No one tells it truer than Vaun. Congratulations, pard! You're a writer with integrity and heart and I count myself lucky to have been along for this ride.
Excerpt from the article by Joy Fleishhacker:
Bad News for Outlaws (Lerner, 2009), a riveting and revealing picture-book biography dramatically illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, has turned out to be good news for Nelson, generating excitement among young readers and bringing to light an individual well worth knowing.