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Ready Set Draw! with Selina Alko I IS FOR IMMIGRANTS

What do drums, guacamole, and Japanese gardens have in common? They are all gifts the United States received from immigrants. Join Selina Alko for Ready Set Draw! as she shows us how to use acrylic painting and collage to create another gift the US received, The Statue of Liberty, based on the cover of her beautiful new book, I IS FOR IMMIGRANTS!


-Acrylic paints
-Collage paper

We’d love to add your artwork to the Ready Set Draw Art Gallery!

Post your paintings on our KidLit TV Facebook page OR use the hashtag #ReadySetDraw on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter so we can find you!
We can’t wait to see what you’ve made!

Here is Selina’s New BOOK!

This alphabet picture book companion to the popular B Is for Brooklyn weaves together a multitude of immigrant experiences in a concise, joyful package. For readers of Dreamers by Yuyi Morales.

What do African dance, samosas, and Japanese gardens have in common? They are all gifts the United States received from immigrants: the vibrant, multifaceted people who share their heritage and traditions to enrich the fabric of our daily lives. From Jewish delis to bagpipes, bodegas, and Zen Buddhism, this joyful ABC journey is a celebration of immigrants: our neighbors, our friends.


About Selina Alko

Selina Alko is an award-winning author-illustrator of many books for young readers, including B Is for BrooklynOne Golden Rule at SchoolDaddy Christmas & Hanukkah Mama, and The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Sponsored by Henry Holt

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