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We Shall Overcome, by Vanessa Brantley Newton

07 Aug 2014

Untitled-1Vanessa Brantley Newton and Molly Idle To Be Exhibited in the Society of Illustrators’ Original Art Show

August 20, 2014

The beautiful artwork from Vanessa Brantley Newton’s We Shall Overcome and Molly Idle’s Flora and the Flamingo and Camp Rex, will be exhibited in the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2014. Molly was last exhibited in the Original Art Show in 2013, and this is Vanessa’s first exhibition.

Vanessa Brantley Newton’s We Shall Overcome Wins the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Honor

May 16, 2014

Vanessa’s illustrated book We Shall Overcome was a winner of The Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards 2014. The award honors books that promote peace and justice.  The book was called by Kirkus Reviews “a slice of musical Americana celebrating community protest against injustice,” brought to life by Vanessa’s captivating illustrations.


We Shall Overcome Selected as a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of 2013!

June 9, 2014

Vanessa Brantley Newton’s illustrations appear  in this nuanced and inspirational take on the Civil Rights Movement.  The book was selected as one of the  Best Children’s Book of 2013 by Bank Street College.  Vanessa and the author of the book, Debbie Levy, recently appeared at the Gaithersburg Book Festival in Maryland. Click here to view the video.

VBN H 013

We Shall Overcome Reviewed by the New York Times

January 2014

Click here to read the full review!


We Shall Overcome is Out Now

December 2013

We Shall Overcome, Vanessa’s illustrated picture book which chronicles the Civil Rights Movement, comes out this month! The book has received glowing praise from School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly.