Saturday, January 24, 2009

Amiri and Odette: A Love Story

Amiri and Odette: A Love Story by Walter Dean Myers, paintings by Javaka Steptoe
A boy searches for his newfound love among the city streets, to find that, unwarily, she's been caught in the arms of an evil street lord who means her harm. It is only through perseverance and undying love that the girl is returned to the safety of her one true love. Tonia Saxon of Children's Bookshelf interviewed Javaka Steptoe about this book project in Publishers Weekly, 1/8/2009.

1 comment:

Kirkus Reviews said...

...Steptoe's collage-on cinder-block paintings are powerful, haunting and worthy of multiple viewings. His Odette is truly luminous.