z if for zora, b is for baldwin: this children’s book celebrates black authors

June 20, 2018
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If ‘Z is for Zora’ sounds familiar, it might be because you’ve heard about Dr. Tamara Pizzoli’s other children’s picture book, ‘K is for Kahlo’. The second installment in her series of inclusive and educational alphabet books, ‘Z is for Zora: An Alphabet Book of Notable Writers from Around the World’ is a child-friendly tool for youngsters to learn about, well, notable writers of color. That’s right, this isn’t your typical Euro-centric literary appreciation book, ‘Zora’ features Toni Morrison, Paolo Coehlo, Rupi Kaur and Maya Angelou,  Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, and more, with illustrations by Howell Edwards Creative.

‘Z is for Zora’ is available for purchase, here.

About the author: Dr. Tamara Pizzoli is an African-American author and mother of four. A native of Texas, she has resided in Rome, Italy for the past decade. She writes stories and creates concept books that she would have loved to have read as a child. Z is for Zora is her thirteenth published book. Other popular titles of Pizzoli featured on AFROPUNK include The Ghanaian Goldilocks, Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO, and K is for Kahlo.