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Rice & Rocks Book Cover Reveal!

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.

Book Summary
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.


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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!

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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.

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  • Reply Kate Tilton

    I can’t wait for this book to be out in the world! Thank you so much for sharing the cover <3.

    March 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Wendy

    Beautiful book, fabulous illustrations, love the story. The cover illustration is like a big, welcoming hug. Can’t wait to hold the book in my hands!

    March 15, 2016 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Marilyn E. Williamd

    I am so excited about the book release! Can ‘t wait to share it with some of my young relatives. I am so proud of you Sandra!

    March 15, 2016 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Audrey

    This book looks SOO amazing!!! I have to get it for my Caribbean friends with kiddies!!

    March 15, 2016 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Normel

    Its too bad, my son is not old enough for this book. I might just pick it up anyway. Looks awesome.

    March 16, 2016 at 12:54 am
  • Reply Chrystal, ChryssVI

    The title had me stumped but after reading the summary I understand it now. Adorable!

    March 16, 2016 at 3:28 am

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