Bookish birthdays This week’s bookish birthdays: Robert Browning (May 7, 1812), Thomas Pynchon (May 8, 1937), Pat Barker (May 8, 1943), J. M. Barrie (May 9, 1860), Daphne Du Maurier (May 13, 1907), and Armistead Maupin (May 13, 1944). Children’s / Middle Grade | Fiction Clarence by Stephanie Baruffi $1.99 YOU […]
The illustrations for this book were crafted over a period of almost 1 year. I knew that I wanted to use many of my family members to represent the characters in my book, especially Clarence. The character is a combination of both my grandfather, Clarence, and my son, Luke. Luke also has blue eyes and light […]
Did you know that only 10% of children’s books published in the past 21 years include multicultural content? Researchers know that children benefit from seeing people like themselves in the books they read, which is one of the reasons why I wrote “Clarence”. I am hoping that children can see themselves in “Clarence” and learn […]
This book idea was first born in the summer of 2013. I was in the process of taking one of my master’s classes called Multicultural Literature. I was asked to research a book that reflected my culture. So I began an inquiry for rich, children’s literature that reflected what my Italian family was all about. […]
Hello, my name is Michela Cardelli and I’m the illustrator of “Clarence”. I live in Pisa, Italy, the city of the leaning tower! I started drawing when I was in kindergarten and I never stopped! Over time, drawing became my life’s work. Currently, I am illustrating for many authors and artists.”Clarence” is my first entire book […]
Buon Giorno! Michela Cardelli, the illustrator of Clarence, recently translated Clarence into Italian. I am so excited and cannot wait to reveal the entire book to you so you can share it with your family and friends. Here is the first page, written in Italian….