Please join Anansesem for a one-on-one conversation between award-winning children’s author Tracey Baptiste and Anansesem Editor-in-Chief Summer Edward.
Tracey Baptiste was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, and currently resides in New Jersey, USA. She is the author of the forthcoming middle grade children’s novel Rise of the Jumbies, the sequel to The Jumbies, a creepy middle grade fairy tale set in the Caribbean which was a Junior Library Guild selection, a We Need Diverse Books “Must Read,” a New York Public Libraries Staff Pick, and a Bank Street Books Best of 2016. Her other 12 books for children include Angel’s Grace and The Totally Gross History of Ancient Egypt. She volunteers with We Need Diverse Books, The Brown Bookshelf, and I Too Arts Collective. She is a faculty member in Lesley University’s Creative Writing MFA program teaching Writing for Young People, and runs the editorial company Fairy Godauthor. She is currently working on a young adult novel and a nonfiction graphic novel, both slated for publication in 2018.
Baptiste will talk children’s literature, writing, and her recent books and take questions from the audience in this discussion. Moderator Summer Edward is a former judge of the Golden Baobab Prizes for African children’s literature and Anansesem‘s Editor-in-Chief.