Obatala's Daughter was reviewed in rich detail in the Africa Access Review journal (2016); and is a 2017 featured recommended 'New Read’ on the Africa Access homepage. (The Africa Access organization grants the prestigious Children's Africana Book Award).
Selected, original illustrations from Obatala's Daughter and the book itself, in addition to the Shango's Son book were featured in the art exhibit "Sixteen Crowns: Manifestations of Ase" held at the City Gallery of Charleston, SC in the summer of 2016.
Obatala's Daughter was the "#1 New Release" on Amazon.com!
('Children's African History Fiction' category, September, 2015.)
Shango's Son was:
1. named an 'Anansi Reads: 'Great Picture Book on Africa' (2013)!
2. reviewed in rich detail in the Africa Access Review journal,
3. was a 2013 ‘Recent and Recommended’ book, and
4. a 2013 ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ book.
The Africa Access organization grants the prestigious Children's Africana Book Award.
Shango's Son was part of the Baltimore's Youth Resiliency Institute's Ujamaa Youth Kwanzaa Collective Textual Literacy Organizing Campaign as a result of their funding from YOUTH AS RESOURCES (2013-4).
Shango's Son was one of two featured books and workshop topics at the South Carolina Council for African American Studies (SCCAAS) 2013 Member Appreciation Event.