Cover Reveal: Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady and Gracey Zhang

In this stirring and uplifting picture book, debut author Antwan Eady and artist Gracey Zhang tell the story of a young Black schoolboy with big dreams of moving past his fear of judgment to share his dreams with his class during career week.

Nigel and the Moon

Publishing February 2022 from our friends at Harper Collins!

Nigel looks up at the moon, his future is bright. He imagines himself as…

an astronaut,

a dancer,

a superhero, too!

Among the stars, he twirls. With pride, his chest swells. And his eyes, they glow. Nigel is the most brilliant body in the sky.

But it’s career week at school, and Nigel can’t find the courage to share his dreams. It’s easy to whisper them to the moon, but not to his classmates—especially when he already feels out of place.

Antwan Eady and Gracey Zhang have crafted a poignant story about how representation and pride in where one comes from can bring a shining confidence to young dreamers everywhere.

Pre-Order Information
Amazon | Bookshop | Harper Collins | Barnes and Noble | Indie Bound

About the Author
Antwan Eady grew up in Garnett, SC, where he spent most of his days riding four-wheelers, fishing, and imagining a world without limitations. Eady is a co-founder of #BlackCreatorsInKidLit, an organization that continues to bridge the gap between publishing professionals and Black creators (authors and illustrators). When he isn’t writing, he’s searching for the best Low Country boil in Savannah, GA where he currently resides.

About the Illustrator
Gracey Zhang is a freelance illustrator and animator. She graduated with her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her first author-illustrator picture book, Lala’s Words, will be published in 2021 by Scholastic. Visit her on the web at

Comments (2)

  • Taj Mahal

    June 23, 2021 at 12:25 am

    This is truly the fruits of your labor! Congratulations! Cover looks amazing!

  • Artashia J.

    June 23, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    This is so inspiring for all the brown girls and boys around the world! I can’t wait to get my copy!

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