Cicely Tyson

By Renee Watson


Publication Date: November 5, 2024

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

A stylish picture book biography about the life of Academy, Tony, and three-time Emmy Award winning actress and trailblazer, Cicely Tyson, as told by award-winning author Renée Watson and illustrated by quilt artist Sherry Shine. Perfect for fans of Respect and Ablaze with Color.

This is a story of Cicely:a courageous pioneer, shining star, an everlasting inspiration, a proud Black woman.A story of elegance, beauty, love and extraordinary talent.This is a story, a song, of Miss Cicely Tyson.From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Renée Watson and quilt artist Sherry Shine comes a biography for children, chronicling the life of an iconic and trailblazing actress who left an indelible mark on the world through her roles onscreen from The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman to Sounder, Roots, and more.Timeline and author's note are included.

About the Author

Renée Watson is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Her young adult novel Piecing Me Together received a Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award. Her children’s picture books and novels for teens have received several awards and international recognition. Her picture books include A Place Where Hurricanes Happen, Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills, Summer Is Here, and The 1619 Project: Born on the Water, written with Nikole Hannah-Jones. Renée grew up in Oregon and splits her time between Portland and Harlem.Sherry Shine has always loved to draw. She created her first mural at the age of three. She got in trouble for creating the mural on her bedroom wall and then trying to hide it behind some pillows. Since then, the art of Sherry Shine has been exhibited across the country in galleries, colleges, and museums, including Bank Street College, Michigan State University Museum, the Bedford Brooklyn Public Library, and the National Constitutional Center in Philadelphia. Shine currently resides in Pennsylvania with her family.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 48 pages

Publisher: Amistad Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: November 5, 2024

ISBN: 9780063219991

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