Book Title: OUT OF WONDER
Author: Kwame Alexander
Mary Lee Donovan at Candlewick Press has acquired two picture books from two-time NAACP Image Award Nominee Kwame Alexander. The first, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, in which heroes and heroines of poetry from diverse eras and cultures are celebrated through original poems, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, will publish in spring 2016. The second, Good Morning, Sunshine – pitched in the vein of Honey, I Love and Spin a Soft Black Song – is a collection of poems focusing on a girl's loving relationship with her father, will publish in spring 2017. Deborah Warren of East/West Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.
A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree offer a glorious, lyrical ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder.
Out of gratitude for the poet’s art form, Newbery Award–winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors’ hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen.