The picture book follows the rags-to-riches story of Elvis Presley and is slated to be released on January 8th, 2019 – Elvis’ birthday.
Elvis is King! recently received its first starred review from Kirkus, saying, “Readers will want to pore over this thoroughly engaging volume.”
For: Schwartz & Wade
La Scarlatte is one of 24 women artists exhibiting work in (inhabit) at Helikon Gallery in Denver, CO. The show centers on the transience of life and death as perpetual cycles of nature. About her piece, La Scarlatte says, “It’s a female artist show and I’m so proud to be a part of it. At the moment almost all of my time is spent between work and motherhood, so the only logical thing was to make this piece about being a mother.”
The show runs until October 6th, 2018.
Helikon Gallery & Studios: 3675 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO
Great news from Dinara Mirtalipova – Salaam Reads, a Muslim children’s book imprint from Simon & Schuster, has purchased the rights to Rukhsanna Guidroz's Leila in Saffron, illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova.
From Publisher's Weekly: "Zareen Jaffery at S&S/Salaam Reads has acquired world rights to Rukhsanna Guidroz's (l.) Leila in Saffron, illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova. The picture book follows a Pakistani-American girl named Leila who uses her senses of sight, smell, taste, and touch to cook a family meal with her grandmother and delight in the various items in her grandmother's home that speak to Leila's unique identity. Publication is slated for summer 2019; Wendi Gu at Janklow & Nesbit represented the author while at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, and Chrystal Falcioni at Magnet Arts Collective represented the illustrator."
For: Salaam Reads, Simon & Schuster