Clothilde Ewing has spent her career communicating through journalism as an assignment editor and producer at CBS News; in entertainment as a producer at The Oprah Winfrey Show; through politics as a member of the press team for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign; and with nonprofits, where she currently serves as Vice President of Strategic Communications at The Chicago Community Trust. She was inspired to write her first book after reading a New York Times opinion piece by her now-editor, Denene Millner, titled “Black Kids Don’t Want to Read About Harriet Tubman All the Time.” Her goal is for children, whether they look like hers or not, to see children of color in books that have nothing to do with race or struggle and have everything to do with belonging and joy. A graduate of Syracuse University’s SI Newhouse School of Communications, she currently lives in Chicago with her husband and two young children.
Her debut picture book is called Stella Keeps the Sun Up (publishing on March 8 by Simon & Schuster), and it is the first book in a series featuring the adorable and adventurous title character, Stella. In this incandescently fun, hijinks-filled picture book, a young girl schemes to keep the sun up in the sky so she never has to go to bed.
Appearing courtesy Simon & Schuster
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