Jump At The Sun

Jacqueline Alcántara

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This vibrant portrait of the early life and career of Black American writer Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) is sure to inspire young readers. Newbery Honor-winning author Williams follows Hurston from her childhood in Florida through her success as a writer in New York, emphasizing her efforts to reach each milestone in her career. Hurston is characterized as tenacious, and she overcomes seemingly insurmountable obstacles to pursue her dream. Alcántara's luminous illustrations will immediately engage readers, with saturated colors and captivating use of shadow and light. Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2021 ISBN: 9781534419131Jacqueline Alcántara is a freelance illustrator and artist. Jacqueline studied Secondary Art Education and taught high school art and photography before transitioning to illustration. Her experience working with children has led her to focusing on children’s literature and specifically in pursuit of projects featuring a diverse main character. She won the 2016 “We Need Diverse Books Campaign” Mentorship Award and is excited to be working to promote inclusiveness and diversity in children’s literature and the illustration field.Dimensions: 10 x 11"
Materials: Hardcover, full color illustration



Jacqueline Alcántara

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Jacqueline Alcántara is a freelance illustrator and artist. Jacqueline studied Secondary Art Education and taught high school art and photography before transitioning to illustration. Her experience working with children has led her to focusing on children’s literature and specifically in pursuit of projects featuring a diverse main character. She won the 2016 “We Need Diverse Books Campaign” Mentorship Award and is excited to be working to promote inclusiveness and diversity in children’s literature and the illustration field.