New Book!

I'm happy to announce my newpicture book: Don't Call Me Grandma, written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson! Published by Carolrhoda Books, it's a story about a little girl who learns how to connect with her prickly, pearl-wearing great-grandmother. 

Available February 1, 2016.

You can read the Kirkus Review for the book here.

Meet & Greet!

Please join me at the Gaithersburg Library in Gaithersburg, MD to hear the extraordinary true story One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, in celebration of Read Africa Week!

Saturday, February 6 from 2-4pm. 

Art Show!

I am happy to be part of Martinez Gallery's Alternate Roads exhibition until January 31. Stop on by for the opening during Troy Night Out!

Runs until February 28, 2016.

Meet & Greet!

I'll be signing books at the 7th Annual Hudson Children's Book Festival in Hudson, NY. Join me for story-time as I read my newest books!

Saturday, May 7 from 10am-3pm.


I'll be speaking at the New York State Reading Association Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Wednesday, November 11th at 9:30am.

Book Signing

Come say hi at the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, where I'll be signing my newest picture book Poems in the Attic by Nikki Grimes

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 8th from 2-3:30pm.

School Visit

I'll be visiting Williamstown Elementary School for their Words are Wonderful book festival, celebrating the power and magic of words!

October 26 and 27.


Look for my table at the 11th Annual IBBY Conference (International Board on Books for Young People) in New York City!

Friday evening, October 16th.

Art Show

Come check out Many Rivers: Black Dimension in Art's 40th Anniversary Exhibition at the Saratoga Arts Center; a showcase of established and emerging artists from the U.S., Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

October 3 - November 7, 2015.

Craft Sale

I'll be at the City of the Hills Art & Music Festival in Oneonta, NY, selling my books, prints, bags and jewelry. 

Look for the Something IvoryCoasty booth!

Saturday, September 19 from 11am-6pm.

Craft Sale

I'll be at the Black Arts & Cultural Festival in Albany, NY, selling my books, prints, bags and jewelry. 

Saturday, August 1 from 3-7pm.

Art Show

I'm happy to be participating in La Casa Azul Bookstore's summer exhibition about the Power of Children's Books entitled Suenos: How Imagination Can Save the World in New York City.

July 25 - September 26, 2015.

Craft Sale

Stop by my booth at Art on Lark in Albany, NY, where I'll be selling my books, prints, bags and jewelry!

Saturday, June 6 from 10-5pm.

Book Signing

I'll be sharing my picture book One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia written by Miranda Paul at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.

Wednesday, April 8 from 10:30-11:30am.


I'll be doing a book reading and art project at the Project Create Studio in Washington, DC with my book One Plastic Bag!

Wednesday, April 8 from 3:30-5:30pm.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out to see author Miranda Paul and environmental activist Isatou Ceesay in the Capital Region during their One Plastic Bag Book Tour!

Book Extras

Want to learn more about the book One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

Check out for teacher resources, links and more. You can even buy the recycled plastic purses from the book!

Book Extras

Author Miranda Paul and environmental activist Isatou Cessay are on a One Plastic Bag Spring 2015 tour!

New Art

I created these elephant illustrations for 326490's FIFA World Cup 2014 Creative Match-up!

You can buy the book with all of the artists' illustrations online at


Watch my story on TV: Today's Women with Elaine Houston on WNYT!





All Illustrations Copyright 2016 Elizabeth Zunon