Whaleheart: The Heart of It Anthology #1

Journey into the night with Maya Christina Gonzalez and 23 Courageous ArtistAuthors


This book is the first anthology from The Heart of It class, which brings together new and emerging diverse voices in children's books. These annual anthologies are a direct and immediate response to a lack of equitable and relevant representation in traditional children's books.

Featured ArtistAuthors: Victoria Bruno, Debbie Buran, Indelisa Carrillo, Jim Cartwright, Nicole Davis, Summer Edward, Silvia Garcia, Lauraine Gibbons, Carol Green, Rosalind Lord, Janine Macbeth, Katherine Mahler, Laurin Mayeno, Sanata Nacro, Innosanto Nagara, Judith Nasse, Melissa Reyes, Nataša Savelli, Carole Stedronsky, Kenji Tanner, Jorge Tevalan, Cynthia A. Weber, Laurie L. Young

By the light of the moon, the storyteller stands in the river and gathers what the storyfish bring to her, but the wind promises something more. The river’s flow carries her gently into the unknown as she finds herself travelling far out to sea in search of a great ship with an unlikely guide by her side. the great ship holds the key: there are others out there spinning their tales into the night! Whaleheart guides us out on the night sea and brings us home again, reminding us that “a story is a sail with a wind built into it” and nothing is beyond our reach.