Today we’re delighted to reveal the cover for The Bronx is My Home by Alyssa Reynoso-Morris, illustrated by Kim Holt! The cover was illustrated by Kim Holt and designed by Angelie Yap under the art direction of Saho Fuji. The book was edited by Jessica Anderson and will be released on October 24, 2023 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Preorder it here.
Welcome to The Bronx, New York! A picture book celebration of hometown pride including the history, landscape, cuisines, cultures, and activities unique to this vibrant community.
There’s only one place where you can see bodegas and businesses bustling on every street, taste the most delicious empanadas in the world, smell the salty sea air of Pelham Bay, and pet horses at the Bronx Equestrian Center. From sunrise to sunset, Santiago and Mami have many treasures to enjoy in their neighborhood on a beautiful Saturday, including colorful birds on the Siwanoy Trail and fresh cannolis on Arthur Avenue.
This energetic and joyful family story offers both a journey through and a love letter to this special borough. The Bronx Is My Home is a triumphant celebration of hometown pride, as well as a heartfelt invitation to all, for readers of My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Pena, and Saturday by Oge Mora.
Alyssa Reynoso-Morris is an Afro-Latine Dominican and Puerto Rican author, mother, and community organizer. Alyssa was born and raised in The Bronx, New York, and currently lives in Philadelphia, PA with her partner and daughter. She has worked with community members, non-profit organizations, and government officials to make the world a better place. She invites you to visit her online at alyssaauthor.com.
Kim Holt is a children’s book illustrator who holds a BFA in animation from the Academy of Art University. She is the illustrator of Today Is Different and A Prayer for Our Country. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Kim lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and two dogs, where she drinks copious amounts of coffee and cooks up imaginative dinners for her family.