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Schomburg Literary Festival Tote

Schomburg Literary Festival Tote

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Our Schomburg lit fest tote features the artwork of Jonell Joshua.

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Meet the Artist

Jonell Joshua is an Author/Illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. Her passion for drawing has deep roots stemming from a young age, inspired by her mother’s artwork, familial roots in New York and adolescence spent in the heart of South Jersey and Savannah, Georgia. Her professional work has explored a range of topics in editorial illustration and publication, including illustrating for Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real Life Tales of Black Girl Magic, The Queens of the Resistance series, and work featured in the film Selah and the Spades. She has worked with clients including The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, and NPR. Her work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators and American Illustration: International Motion Art Awards and her debut illustrated memoir, How Do I Draw These Memories? released everywhere on April 16, 2024.

Canvas tote

15" W x 15" L 


The 6th Annual Schomburg Center Literary Festival expands the center's long tradition of championing authors of African descent from across the globe and publications that celebrate Black history and culture.