Ablaze with Color

  • Written by Jeanne Walker Harvey
  • Illustrated by Loveis Wise
  • Published by HarperCollins
  • Ages 4-8
  • Price $18.99

In this stunning celebration of art and the power of the imagination, Jeanne Walker Harvey and Loveis Wise tell the incredible true story of Alma Thomas, the first Black woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, and to have her work chosen for the White House collection. The book emphasizes how the colors of the natural world inspired Thomas’s iconic works, all while highlighting her family’s history, their support of her aspirations, and the racial injustices they faced. It’s a bright, fun, and meaningful picture book for any young artist.