Anne Schwartz Books
January 10, 2023
10.2 X 10.2 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
Legendary singer Roberta Flack is known for her number one singles "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song," "Feel Like Makin' Love," and "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You," two of her many duets with Donny Hathaway. She is the recipient of thirteen Grammy nominations, four of which she won, as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Tonya Bolden is the award-winning author/co-author/editor of more than two dozen books for young people. They include Finding Family, which was a Kirkus Reviews and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year; Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book; MLK: Journey of a King, winner of a National Council of Teachers of English Orbis Pictus Award; and Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty, an ALSC Notable Children's Book and CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. Tonya also received the Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC's Nonfiction Award. A Princeton University magna cum laude baccalaureate with a master's degree from Columbia University, Tonya lives in NYC. Hayden Goodman is a painter and children's book illustrator born and raised in the wilderness of Western Massachusetts. Her clients include the New Yorker, the New York Times, MIT, and Garden & Gun. The Green Piano is her debut picture book.
★ "A moving testimonial to the effects of instilling a love of live music in childhood." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review ★ "Flack and Bolden employ spare, matter-of-fact verse to share the story of this initial piano and the hope it represented." --Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ "A warm, soulful picture book autobiography about a living legend that will inspire burgeoning artists to pursue their dreams no matter their circumstances." --School Library Journal, starred review