Irene Latham

Irene Latham is a grateful creator of many novels, poetry collections, and picture books, including the co-authored Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship, which earned a Charlotte Huck Honor, and The Cat Man of Aleppo, which won a Caldecott Honor. Irene lives on a lake in rural Alabama.

Junghwa Park was born in Bucheon, South Korea, and immigrated to the states with her family when she was seventeen. Art was her way to communicate without bounds over a language barrier. She studied BFA Illustration at the School of Visual Art and in 2020 won the SCBWI Grand Prize at the Winter Conference Portfolio Showcase. She now lives with a Shiba Inu, Ketchup, and her partner, Q, in Jersey City, NJ.
 

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Twelve Days of Kindness Cover
Author: Irene Latham |
Release Date: June 21, 2022
Inspired by "The Twelve Days of Christmas," this picture book illustrates the many different forms that kindness can take, from veteran picture book author Irene Latham.On the first day of kindness,  I will give to you a hug that’s w...
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ISBN: 9780593605721
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Snail's Ark Cover
Author: Irene Latham |
Release Date: February 08, 2022
In this gorgeously depicted and timeless story of friendship and perseverance, two snails journey to the ark.When Esther woke she knew something curious was happening—a storm was in the air. Not just any storm but the biggest storm the world ha...
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ISBN: 9780593509081
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African Town Cover
Author: Irene Latham and Charles Waters |
Release Date: January 04, 2022
Chronicling the story of the last Africans brought illegally to America in 1860, African Town is a powerful and stunning novel-in-verse.In 1860, long after the United States outlawed the importation of enslaved laborers, 110 men, women and children f...
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ISBN: 9780593503171
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Author: Irene Latham and Karim Shamsi-Basha | Narrator: Ramsey Faragallah
Release Date: December 08, 2020
The Caldecott Honor-winning true story of Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, who in the midst of the Syrian Civil War courageously offered safe haven to Aleppo's abandoned cats. Aleppo's city center no longer echoes with the rich, exciting sounds of copper...
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ISBN: 9780593342015
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