author & children's advocate


Mar 31

Blog Tour for The Wonder of the World Leaf

March 31, 2021 | 12:00pm

Join us on this blog tour for Summer's children's book, The Wonder of the World Leaf, a new title in HarperCollins UK's Collins Big Cat series! From dynamic duo Summer Edward (author) and Sayada Ramdial (illustrator) comes a hopeful nature-loving tale of community and caring that follows a young Trinidadian girl's quest to heal her Grannie using bush medicine.

Learn about The Wonder of the World Leaf here. >>

Mar 5

Summer Edward Awarded Kweli Scholarship and Mentorship

March 5, 2021 | 6:00pm

Summer is one of 40 BIPOC creatives awarded a full scholarship to attend the 2021 Kweli Color of Children’s Literature Conference. The scholarship covers full access to the conference, as well as 6 months of Kweli mentorship from May 2021 through October 2021.

Learn about the Kweli Color of Children’s Literature Conference here. >>

Jan 1

Publication News

January 1, 2021 | 10:00am

Heinemann USA will publish 6 illustrated leveled books written by Summer for their Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Shared Reading Collection, starting with a biography-in-verse titled Renaissance Man: Geoffrey Holder's Life in the Arts. Publication is set for 2021.

Summer will be a contributor to Bookmarked: New Caribbean Writing, a print anthology compiled by the editors of PREE journal and funded by the Prince Claus Fund. Publication is set for February 2021.

Also, she will be a chapter contributor to Children’s Literature of the Caribbean and its Diaspora, edited by Drs. Betsy Nies and Melissa Garcia Vega, a scholarly print anthology from University Press of Mississippi. Publication is set for 2021.

Stay tuned for the cover reveal for Summer's children's book debut, The Wonder of the World Leaf, which will be published by HarperCollins UK on April 1, 2021.

Pre-order the book here. >>

Add the book to Goodreads here. >>