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Selina Alko


Selina Alko

Selina Alko is the author and illustrator of several acclaimed books for children, including DADDY CHRISTMAS & HANUKKUH MAMA and B IS FOR BROOKLYN. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, illustrator Sean Qualls, and their two children.

Selina Alko

Books by Selina Alko

Written by Charles Waters and Irene Latham with illustrations by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Poetry

Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, use this fictional setup to delve into different experiences of race in a relatable way, exploring such topics as hair, hobbies and family dinners. Accompanied by artwork from acclaimed illustrators Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, this remarkable collaboration invites readers of all ages to join the dialogue by putting their own words to their experiences.

Written by Dean Robbins with illustrations by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko - Biography, Children's 4-8, Prejudice , Racism
Two friends, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, get together for tea and conversation. They recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African Americans. The premise of this particular exchange between the two is based on a statue in their hometown of Rochester, New York, which shows the two friends having tea. The text by award-winning writer Dean Robbins teaches about the fight for women's and African Americans' rights in an accessible, engaging manner for young children. 
Written and illustrated by Selina Alko with illustrations by Sean Qualls. - Children's, Family, Fiction, Marriage, Picture, Youth Fiction

For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v. Virginia. This is the story of one brave family: Mildred and Richard Loving, and their three children. The Lovings refused to allow their children to get the message that their parents' love was wrong and so they fought the unfair law, taking their case all the way to the Supreme Court --- and won!

Written and Illustrated by Selina Alko - Children's, Christian, Fiction, Holiday, Judiasm

Sadie's dad celebrates Christmas, and her mom celebrates Hanukkah, so Sadie gets to celebrate both!