Regularly published and awarded in America since the 1970s, Eloise Greenfield is little known in the UK. That’s about to change. In April Tiny Owl will be publishing Thinker: My Puppy Poet And Me. The African-American author’s poetry collection will be illustrated by Iranian artist Ehsan Abdollahi. The title is part of the publisher’s wider programme of promoting under-represented voices and cultures in literature.
Eloise Greenfield has written 47 books for children in a career spanning nearly 60 years. She is known for her focus on positive portrayals of black culture and family life and was recently awarded the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. This prestigious award celebrates an African American author or illustrator who has made a significant and lasting contribution to literature.
The book will be published in April.