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Congrats to Freedom in Congo Square!

Congrats to Freedom in Congo Square!

By on Dec 16, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

As 2016 comes to a close, we are excited to announce Freedom in Congo Square‘s great success among children and adults alike, and the numerous awards the book has received since its publication in January.


Come by GAS-ART Gifts to purchase an autographed copy of Freedom in Congo Square!

Readers of all ages can appreciate Mr. Christie’s beautiful illustrations and the inspiring tale of freedom of expression amidst injustice.

Maria Russo, children’s book editor for The New York Times Book Review, says, “Christie’s art is, as always, breathtaking, uniting folk art and sleek modern gestures with a graceful dynamism that calls to mind Jacob Lawrence and Benny Andrews.”

Come by GAS-ART Gifts for an autographed copy of  Freedom in Congo Square to share with someone special this holiday season.

 Honors include:

Washington Post’s best children’s and young adult books of 2016

Horn Book Magazine’s best picture books of 2016

2017 Notable Poetry Books, selected by the National Council of Teachers of English

School Library Journal’s best nonfiction books of 2016

Kirkus Reviews’ best picture books of 2016

New York Public Library’s 100 best picture books for kids

And for the third year, we are proud to announce Mr. Christie received the New York Times best illustrated children’s book award.


    1 Comment

  1. This is my absolute favorite, but I say that every time I buy one of your books. I live in Baltimore and the cobblestone was so right. I don’t know why it helped to make the story of the square for me, but it did. It seemed to remind me of Savannah and Market place (former slave market in Baltimore). The illustration gave their freedom in the space energy and reminded me of other the stories I know. Brilliant! Congratulations.

    Wendy Camilla

    August 31, 2017

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