I am thrilled to be a part of this book cover reveal for Sandra L. Richards’ picture book Rice & Rocks! Read a synopsis of the book plus find out a little more about the author and illustrator and learn how you can connect with them on social media. Don’t forget to pre-order the book at the discounted price before it’s released. Enjoy!
Rice & Rocks by Sandra L. Richards, illustrated by Megan Kayleigh Sullivan
Recommended for: Children ages 5-8
Release date: August 16th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-940014-73-9 | eISBN: 978-1-940014-74-6
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
E-book: $9.99 | Pre-order Price: $12.99 | Hardcover: $17.99
Art Direction by award winning creative designer Stephanie Bart-Horvath
For every five books purchased, one copy will be donated to a children’s literacy organization.
Tradition takes flight in Rice & Rocks, a picture book celebrating culture and diversity. Giovanni’s friends are coming over for Sunday dinner, and his grandmother is serving rice and beans. Giovanni is embarrassed—he does not like “rice and rocks” and worries his friends will think the traditional Jamaican dish is weird. But his favorite Auntie comes to the rescue. She and Giovanni’s pet parrot, Jasper, take him on a magical journey across the globe, visiting places where people eat rice and rocks. This exciting story celebrates the varied traditions of every culture while also highlighting the delicious similarities that bring us all together.
Pre-order link: http://sandralrichards.com/rice-rocks-preorder/
About the Author
Sandra L. Richards is the debut picture book author of Rice & Rocks. With Rice & Rock, Sandra brings a unique contribution to the world of children’s books. Sandra, an American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, hopes the book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity.
Sandra is also Executive Director and Head of Diverse and Multicultural Marketing, Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Richards served as the Development Officer, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
Connect with Sandra L. Richards!
About the Illustrator
Megan Kayleigh Sullivan graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012 with a degree in Illustration. She is currently working as a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist, and aspires towards a career in the film and animation industry as a concept artist, character designer, or visual development artist (or d., all of the above). She enjoys traveling, writing, telling stories, and hula-hooping. Visit her at her website.
Your turn: Are you looking forward to reading this book when it’s released? Can you relate to the concept of “rice & rocks” and feeling embarrassed by a traditional dish your family seldom eats? Feel free to share in the comments.