Layla, the Last Black Unicorn

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Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.1 X 10.1 X 0.3 inches | 0.84 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780063113879

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About the Author

Tiffany Haddish is a comedian, actress, host, and producer who was the breakout star of the smash comedy Girls Trip. Her additional film and television work includes The Afterparty, The Card Counter, Here Today, Bad Trip, Tuca & Bertie, Kids Say the Darndest Things., Night School, The Carmichael Show, Keanu, and a turn as host of the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards. Her Emmy-nominated and Grammy-winning comedy special, Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah, debuted on Netflix in December 2019. Haddish became the second black woman ever to win a Grammy for Outstanding Comedy Album and the first since Whoopi Goldberg won in 1986. She also Executive Produces and hosts Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready through She Ready Productions and both seasons are available on Netflix. In November 2017, she made history by becoming the first black female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live which earned her the 2018 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series." Haddish also founded The She Ready Foundation to help and support foster kids in need. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Jerdine Nolen is the beloved author of many award-winning books, including Big Jabe; Thunder Rose, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book; and Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, all illustrated by Kadir Nelson. She is also the author of Eliza's Freedom Road, illustrated by Shadra Strickland, which was an ALA/YALSA Best Fiction Nominee for Young Adults; Raising Dragons, illustrated by Elise Primavera, which received the Christopher Award; and Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, illustrated by Mark Buehner, which was made into a movie by the same name. Her other books include Calico Girl, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and Irene's Wish, illustrated by A.G. Ford, which Kirkus Reviews called "delightful and memorable" in a starred review. Ms. Nolen is an educator and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Jessica Gibson is a mostly self-taught freelance illustrator who graduated from Wayne County Community College with an associate of arts degree. Though she primarily illustrates children's books, Gibson also creates artwork for magazines and has an interest in character design. With a pen and tablet by her side, she loves creating adorable, whimsical, and sometimes quirky illustrations, ready to brighten up everyone's heart. You can visit her at www.jessicamgibson.com.

Reviews

"A great read for children who need reassurance about going to school and making friends as well as for those who feel they don't fit in."--Booklist