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Renée Watson is the author of the children’s picture book, A Place Where Hurricanes Happen (Random House, June 2010), which was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Her middle grade novel, What Momma Left Me debuted as the New Voice for 2010 in middle grade fiction by The Independent Children's Booksellers Association.
 
Renée’s one woman show, Roses are Red, Women are Blue, debuted at New York City's Lincoln Center at a showcase for emerging artists. Her poetry and articles have been published in Rethinking Schools, Theatre of the Mind and With Hearts Ablaze.
 
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Harlem's Little Blackbird
Written by Renee Watson
Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Hardcover

Zora and Langston. Billie and Bessie. Eubie and Duke. If the Harlem Renaissance had a court, they were its kings and queens. But there were other, lesser known individuals whose contributions were just as impactful, such as Florence Mills. Born to parents who were former-slaves Florence knew early on that she... Read More
 





Harlem's Little Blackbird
Written by Renee Watson
Illustrated by Christian Robinson
eBook

Zora and Langston. Billie and Bessie. Eubie and Duke. If the Harlem Renaissance had a court, they were its kings and queens. But there were other, lesser known individuals whose contributions were just as impactful, such as Florence Mills. Born to parents who were former-slaves Florence knew early on that she... Read More
 





Harlem's Little Blackbird
Written by Renee Watson
Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Hardcover Library Binding

Zora and Langston. Billie and Bessie. Eubie and Duke. If the Harlem Renaissance had a court, they were its kings and queens. But there were other, lesser known individuals whose contributions were just as impactful, such as Florence Mills. Born to parents who were former-slaves Florence knew early on that she... Read More
 





A Place Where Hurricanes Happen
Written by Renee Watson
Illustrated by Shadra Strickland
Trade Paperback

New Orleans is known as a place where hurricanes happen . . . but that’s just one side of the story.
 
Children of New Orleans tell about their experiences of Hurricane Katrina through poignant and straightforward free verse in this fictional account of the storm. As natural and man-made disasters... Read More
 





A Place Where Hurricanes Happen
Written by Renee Watson
Illustrated by Shadra Strickland
Hardcover

Natural and man-made disasters are becoming more commonplace in children's lives, and this touching free-verse picture book provides a straightforward account of Hurricane Katrina. In alternating voices, four friends describe their lives before, during, and after the storm and how, even though the world can change in a heartbeat, people define... Read More
 





A Place Where Hurricanes Happen
Written by Renee Watson
Illustrated by Shadra Strickland
Hardcover Library Binding

Natural and man-made disasters are becoming more commonplace in children's lives, and this touching free-verse picture book provides a straightforward account of Hurricane Katrina. In alternating voices, four friends describe their lives before, during, and after the storm and how, even though the world can change in a heartbeat, people define... Read More
 





A Place Where Hurricanes Happen
Written by Renee Watson
Illustrated by Shadra Strickland
eBook

Natural and man-made disasters are becoming more commonplace in children's lives, and this touching free-verse picture book provides a straightforward account of Hurricane Katrina. In alternating voices, four friends describe their lives before, during, and after the storm and how, even though the world can change in a heartbeat, people define... Read More
 

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