Join us for weekend’s edition of Book Signing Sunday at Neema Gallery and meet children’s book illustrator and Neema Gallery artist, April Harrison. This event is FREE and open to the public and will run from 3pm to 5pm. Copies of WHAT IS GIVEN FROM THE HEART will be available for purchase for all interested parties and April will be on hand to sign copies.
From three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author Patricia McKissack comes WHAT IS GIVEN FROM THE HEART, McKissack’s final magnificent picture book that is a poignant and uplifting celebration of the joy of giving. “Misery loves company,” Mama says to James Otis. It’s been a rough couple of months for them, but Mama says as long as they have their health and strength, they’re blessed. One Sunday before Valentine’s Day, Reverend Dennis makes an announcement during the service: the Temples have lost everything in a fire, and the church is collecting anything that might be useful to them.
James thinks hard about what he can add to the Temples’ “love box,” but what does he have worth giving?
With her extraordinary gift for storytelling, McKissack—with stunning illustrations by Harrison—delivers a touching, powerful tale of compassion and reminds us that what is given from the heart reaches the heart.
PATRICIA C. McKISSACK is the author of many lauded books for children, including Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout, a Parents Choice Gold Award winner, a New York Public Library, School Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and recipient of three starred reviews; The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural, a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner, and its companion, Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book; Never Forgotten, a Coretta Scott King Honor book; and The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book and winner of the Parents Choice Award. Ms. McKissack passed away in 2017. This is her final work.
APRIL HARRISON is a renowned visual artist born and currently residing in Greenville, South Carolina. Her work appears in the public collections of Vanderbilt University, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, the Atlanta Housing Authority, and the Erskine University Museum, and in many private collections. This is her first picture book. Learn more about April Harrison and Neema Gallery atwww.neemagallery.com