Nicole has never been a stranger to feeling like… well, a stranger. Her colorful and emotional artwork belies a shy and reserved personality. Frequent moves growing up only increased her natural shyness, especially because she was sometimes the only black kid in the class — or even the whole grade.
Nicole was drawn into creating her own worlds on paper; art was both fun and an escape from feeling different. Today Nicole is an award-winning illustrator with over twenty books in publication.
A Fist For Joe Louis And Me
Written by Trinka Hakes Noble
Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell
Gordy and his family live in Detroit, Michigan, the heart of the United States automobile industry. Against the backdrop of the 1938 Fight of the Century, a young boy learns what it means to make a stand for a friend.
Launched into space May 4th, 2019
Annie blasted off for a special reading in space! Nicole’s most recently illustrated book, Astronaut Annie, was read on the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Story Time From Space program.
The SpaceX launch was scheduled for April 26th, but was postponed to May 4th and docked on May 6th. Stay tuned for updates about a very special reading in space!
When Dede sees a notice offering land to black people in Kansas, her family decides to give up their life of sharecropping to become homesteading pioneers in the Midwest.
Inspired by the true story of Nicodemus, Kansas, a town founded in the late 1870s by Exodusters—former slaves leaving the Jim Crow South in search of a new beginning—this fictional story follows Dede and her parents as they set out to stake and secure a claim, finally allowing them to have a home to call their own.
Published January 2019 | ISBN: 9780807525357
Real Sisters Pretend
My Cancer Days
American Cancer Society
Friends for Freedom
Albert Whitman & Co.