Author & Illustrator

Selina Alko

Biography

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.

One Golden Rule at School
Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship
Why Am I Me?
Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass
Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage
Daddy Christmas & Hannukah Mama
My Subway Ride
One Golden Rule at School
Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

Most Popular Selina Alko Books

    Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
    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
    Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage
    Selina Alko, Sean Qualls
    Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell
    Selina Alko
    Why Am I Me?
    Selina Alko, Sean Qualls
    Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship
    Irene Latham, Sean Qualls, Selina Alko, Charles Waters
    My Subway Ride
    Paul DuBois Jacobs, Jennifer Swender, Selina Alko

Book Stats

4
Authored
9
Illustrated
19
Collaborators

All Selina Alko Books

Collaborators

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
Sean Qualls
Irene Latham
Charles Waters
Paul DuBois Jacobs
Jennifer Swender
Dean Robbins

Book Dedications by Selina Alko

  • 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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