About The Illustrator
Ebony Glenn is an Atlanta based illustrator who enjoys bringing stories to life with whimsical imagery. A passion for the arts, great storytelling, and advocating for more diverse narratives in children's books, she aims to create illustrations that will foster a love of reading in young readers. She also loves to create joyful and heartwarming crafts to satisfy her endless need to always make new things.
When Ebony is not giving in to her creative itch of art-making, you may find her lost in the pages of a good book, learning some new hula-hooping tricks, or going on an adventure with her pups.
Ebony is also the proud recipient of the 2018 Wonders of Childhood Focus Fellowship, an award given by AIR Serenbe, a nonprofit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute.
Bloomsbury Oxford University Press
Henry Holt Macmillan HarperCollins
Simon & Schuster ABDO
Bricks Education Korea Scholastic
Innovation Press Lee & Low
Houghton Mifflin Penguin Random House
Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. She pursued dance with a passion, despite being rejected from discriminatory dance schools. Nevertheless, she continued to go after her dreams, never compromising her values along the way. Written by Michelle Meadows and illustrated by Ebony, Brave Ballerina is the story of a remarkable dancer who became the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera. Available in Bookstores January 9, 2019, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Macmillan Publishers.
Written by debut author, Ashley Franklin, Not Quite Snow White tells the story about Tameika, a talented young girl who loves to be on stage. She has all of the right stuff to play the part to be the lead role in her school’s musical, but not everyone she’s quite right for part. This inspirational picture book shares the importance of self-confidence and self-acceptance while taking an earnest look at what happens when that confidence is shaken or lost. Available on July 9th, 2019: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, HarperCollins Publishing.