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Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar

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Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar (Doubleday) by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, was featured in the New York Times Book Review in an article by Chris Raschka entitled "Two Picture Books about the Godmother of Rock 'n Roll". 

Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

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illustration of A Barack Obama quote about remembering Rosa Parks.
illustration of Rendition of Rosa Parks saying no on the bus.


Growing up, she was surrounded by art daily. Her passion for illustration grew after being introduced to the wonderful world of watercolor. Whatever she’s drawing is usually a dead giveaway as to what she’s currently obsessed with (did someone say donuts?). She received her BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and her MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Charnelle currently lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband. When she’s not drawing, she is baking, sewing or reading with a cup of tea by her side. Clients include: Denene Millner Books, Callisto Media, Random House, National Geographic Kids.


Black & White, Colored Pencil, Conceptual, Figurative, Graphic, Line, Realism, Silhouette


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