Back in July, 2018 Cordelia Norris, of Luna Creative design & illustration, and her husband, Joseph Cadotte, of Old Sins publishing collective, sent out a call-for-entry. They were seeking black & white line drawings of North American nesting birds, with their hatchlings, for an educational colouring book anthology. The juried entries were to be limited to birds who spend some or all of their time in the USA.
The impetus for creating this book was the terrible knowledge that migrating families were being forcibly separated at the Mexican border. While the book isn’t political, “the analogy is obvious – nestlings need their mothers and fathers to care for and protect them.” (Cordelia Norris)
Now five months later, our colouring book anthology, with thirty-five line drawings of varying styles from realistic/scientific to decorative, and representing the artistry of twenty-eight illustrators, is off to the printer!
My daughter, Anna, and I submitted works for inclusion . . .
We hope you will enjoy giving colour to these bird families!
This book is designed to have wide appeal. Each of the thirty-five illustrations, featuring nesting birds with their young, is accompanied by informative text, so you can learn about the unique characteristics of the birds as you colour.
Our colouring book is now available for online purchase in Canada through the following vendors: Amazon and Chapters Indigo. Your gift to someone you know extends to those you have only heard about. Twenty-five percent of proceeds on every sale will go to The Young Center, a non-profit organization providing legal and social services to children separated from their parents at the Mexican border.
As you spread the word through social media, please use the hashtag #familiesinflight ( : Thank you! : )
A Peek Inside
The page photos aren’t of high quality, but you’ll get the idea.