Books and Awards

 “an absorbing picture book biography” – Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“Children will be drawn in by VanDerZee’s struggles, inspirations, and achievements as well as the idea that photographs can be both works of art and enduring historical records… A fascinating look at the development of early photography, the life of an African-American artist, and the world of the Harlem Renaissance.  ” – Kirkus

Nominee for the 49th NAACP Image Awards — Outstanding Literary Work – Children

Vanderzee Book Cover

Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!

Winner of the 2014 Lee & Low New Voices Award
Junior Library Guild Selection for Fall 2017
by Andrea J. Loney
illustrated by Keith Mallett
Lee & Low, May 15, 2017
ISBN-10: 1620142600
ISBN-13: 978-1620142608

 “A sweet story of friendship and acceptance…
A nice addition to the identity and acceptance bookshelf. ” – Kirkus

BunnyBear by Andrea J. Loney Illustrated by Carmen Saldaña


by Andrea J. Loney
illustrated by Carmen Saldaña
Albert Whitman & Company, January 2017
ISBN-10: 0807509388


Knopf Logo Double Bass Blues

by Andrea J. Loney
illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez
Knopf, 2019