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Forthcoming: January 2022 KATHY Z's NEW PICTURE BOOK!
Mardi Gras Almost Didn't Come This Year

Lala, Babyboy, and their parents struggle to cope with the loss of their home to Hurricane
Katrina, but find joy again in the celebration of Mardi Gras. Includes facts about Hurricane Katrina and glossary.

Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Louisiana, Florida
Chicago Public School Recommended Reading for Third Grade
California Early Literacy Recommended Reading for Third Grade

• 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Poetry
• 2003 Notable Book Award
• National Council of Teachers of English, Children’s Literature Assembly
• ALA Booklist Starred Review
• New York Times Book Review,
: Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2003, Bank Street College

Paperback and Kindle Edition Available
Kirkus Reviews: "an auspicious debut..[a] completely satisfying, must-have rendition of the age-old tale."

The Bourbon Street Musicans

A creaky old mule with a bray loud enough to scare shadows sets out for New Orleans and the life of a musician. Along the way he meets an elderly hound dog,a ragged rooster, and scrawny ginger cat all musically inclined,and together the four friends sojourn past back roads and woods certain that Bourbon Street is their destiny.

A bluesy dialect,vivd imagery and distinctively comic illustations infuse this rollicking retelling of the Bremen Town Musicians with the flavor of rural Louisiana,and the rhythm of New Orleans jazz.