In my first illustrated picture book, published by NewSouth Books, I have teamed up with award-winning author, Frye Gaillard, to write the inspiring true story of Benjamin Sterling Turner. Check it out here:

“Here is a book that tells a lesser-known story as powerful as Frederick Douglass. The Slave Who Went to Congress is the inspiring true account of Benjamin Sterling Turner of Alabama, who after living enslaved for forty years, became the second African American to serve in the U.S. Congress. And it was learning to read that altered Turner’s life! Beautifully written and illustrated.” – Maryann Macdonald, coauthor of The Little Piano Girl

“Needed now more than ever comes a powerful chapter in American History to share with young readers. This book is a gem.” – Rita Williams-Garcia, three-time Coretta Scott King Author Award winner

“An important African American life confirms for young readers that anything is possible.” – Doreen Rappaport, author of Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass