Keila V. Dawson

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Before becoming a children’s book author, Keila V. Dawson was a community organizer, special education teacher, school administrator, educational consultant and advocate.

She has lived and worked in the U.S., the Philippines, Japan, and Egypt.
Keila is co-editor, along with Lindsay H. Metcalf and Jeanette Bradley, of NO VOICE TOO SMALL: Fourteen Young Americans Making History, illustrated by Jeanette Bradley, (Charlesbridge, September 22, 2020) and the author of OPENING THE ROAD, Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book, illustrated by Alleanna Harris, (Beaming Books, Jan. 26, 2021).

A native of New Orleans, her debut picture book THE KING CAKE BABY (Pelican Publishing Co. 2015), celebrates one of the unique cultural traditions in her hometown -
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This month’s reading for research post about picture book pairs on the ReFoReMo blog looks at sports, Pride, and 4th of July.

This new feature, Perfectly Paired Picture Books posts match mentor texts that represent the diverse audience who read the books we write based on similar story elements.

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Opening the Road by Keila V.  Dawson
"Opening the Road relays the experience of black travelers in America during the first half of the 20th century. Finding a rest stop during a road trip is a human need, but Victor Green knew that even this necessity was often closed to African America" Read more of this review »
Opening the Road by Keila V.  Dawson
"A fascinating history of a travel guide for Black Americans navigating the Jim Crow South. I appreciated how the author approached the subject matter, both showing the positive impact of Victor Hugo Green's work and making it clear that the Green Boo" Read more of this review »
Opening the Road by Keila V.  Dawson
"The Green Book, published from 1936-1966, provided Black citizens a guide to restaurants, hotels, gas stations, and tourist destinations that were open to them in a time when segregation was often hostile. Kelia Dawson and Alleanna Harris team up to " Read more of this review »
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Secret, Secret Agent Guy by Kira Bigwood
Secret, Secret Agent Guy
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In Secret, Secret Agent Guy, a 007-year-old spy embarks on mission Operation Lollipop when he's supposed to be in bed. Not only is the premise hilarious, but the gadgets made of everyday objects adds a layer of visual humor. Singing the words to the ...more
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Tad Lincoln's Restless Wriggle by Beth  Anderson
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Kids, especially those born with a restless wriggle like Tad Lincoln, will enjoy this picture book based on the son of President Abraham Lincoln. Although Tad had physical and learning challenges, Anderson focused on his empathy for others, his intel ...more
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Watercress by Andrea Wang
Watercress
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Through lyrical text and illustrations both filled with emotion, Watercress is a reminder of why sharing family history is important and sharing stories can shine a light on the experiences of others, especially immigrants who came to the United Stat ...more
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Pando by Kate Allen Fox
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In this poetic tribute, author Kate Allen Fox introduces readers to PANDO, the largest and oldest living wonder in the world. Located in Utah, this grove of Aspen trees grew from a single seed into 47,000 trees, all interconnected by one root. The au ...more
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Time for Bed, Old House by Janet Costa Bates
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Isaac loves spending time with his Grandpop, but he doesn't love the idea of spending the night away from home. So Grandpop finds a clever way to calm his fears - together they put the old house to bed. This is a wonderful story to read to any child ...more
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Code Breaker, Spy Hunter by Laurie Wallmark
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Smugglers, Nazis, and spies met their match when Elizebeth Friedman cracked their codes to bring them to justice. Wallmark writes an engaging story about the life of Friedman and her career in cryptography. Friedman's life work, kept secret until the ...more
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