Monday, December 5, 2016

Boys' Life magazine article

I am happy to share the news that two of my paintings appear in the December 2016 issue of Boys' Life Magazine. 

I was hired to illustrate a story called "True Friends" about the aftermath of the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its effect on the friendship of two boys in California, one being of Japanese descent. This Wednesday December 7th happens to be the 75 anniversary of this historic day.

It was an honor and a first time working for this long standing magazine, one that Norman Rockwell's illustrations appeared in many years ago. I hope you enjoy the paintings!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award

I am excited to announce "Gifts From the Enemy" has won another award!

The Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award advisory council selected it as the top book in its World History category for 2015.

They said- "A true account of a teens survival during the Nazi Holocaust. “ Gifts from the Enemy” is not only a moving story but a great resource to explain to children about a very turbulent time in world history. A truly meaningful story of social injustice and how one individuals act of kindness can make a difference."

Here is a description of the award and a link to the website;

The Gelett Burgess Children's Book Awards advisory council looks for books that entertain and teach with an energetic and creative approach. The books the Center selects must stimulate the child's imagination, as well as inspire them creatively. Advisory council members want to know a book will make an impact in a child's life by helping them grow: socially, emotionally, ethically, intellectually, and physically.