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Selina Alko


Selina Alko grew up in Canada and has been a painter since she was a child. She loves mixing materials together to create artwork for her award-winning children’s books. Besides working in her studio, Selina likes to travel, be involved in her community, and spend time with her children. Selina makes her home in Brooklyn, NY, with her family and their two parakeets, Sunny and Snowy.

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Susan Hood, Sophie Blackall, Emily Winfield Martin, Shadra Stickland, Melissa Sweet, LeUyen Pham, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Lisa Brown, Selina Alko, Hadley Hooper, Isabel Roxas, Erin Robinson, Sara Palacios
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Sean Qualls
Dean Robbins
Charles Waters
Irene Latham
Susan Hood
Sophie Blackall
Emily Winfield Martin
Shadra Stickland
Melissa Sweet
LeUyen Pham
Oge Mora
Julie Morstad
Lisa Brown
Hadley Hooper
Isabel Roxas
Erin Robinson
Sara Palacios

Book Dedications by Selina Alko

  • For my dear friend Jessica
    Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship
  • For my dear sister, Karen, who shared our turbulent, creative, and often hilarious Canadian childhood. And a special thanks to Jill Davis, Chelsea C. Donaldson, and Liz Byer for bringing this book to life.
    Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell

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