We are excited to add Rita Williams-Garcia to our list of outstanding creators of books for children and young adults. Rita joins outstanding writers such as Sharon Draper, Nikki Grimes, Kelly Starling Lyons, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Camille Yarbrough, Tony Medina, Eleanora E. Tate, Omar Tyree, Denise Patrick, James Haskins and illustrators, George Ford, Floyd Cooper, Nancy Devard, Don Tate, Eric Velazquez, R. Gregory Christie, Brenda Joysmith, Laura Freeman, many others who have been published by Just Us Books and Marimba Books.
Bottle Cap Boys Dancing on Royal Street, a picture book written by Rita and illustrated by Damian Ward, will be released in October 2015. A promotional and marketing campaign will support the release of the book.
Bottle Cap Dancing on Royal Street spotlights the New Orleans transition of bottle cap dancing, which features b lack youngsters, with bottle caps grinded and stamped into the sole of their sneakers, dancing to entertain tourists to earn money.
Rita Williams-Garcia is a multiple award-winning author of outstanding YA novels such as Like Sisters on the Homefront, P.S. Be Eleven, One Crazy Summer and her recent Gone Crazy in Alabama. Rita is not only an outstanding writer, but she is also a dear friend. Welcome home, Rita!