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The Legend of
Gravity

In his author-illustrator debut, Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe–and Africana Book Award–winning illustrator Charly Palmer spins a tall tale about a neighborhood basketball hero.

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NEW YORK TIMES

Feb. 20, 2021

THE LEGEND OF GRAVITY: A Tall Basketball Tale, by Charly Palmer. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, ages 4 to 8, $18.99.) An acclaimed artist slam-dunks his solo picture book debut, in which fast-dribbling vernacular wordplay and thick, perspective-bending brushstrokes tell a whopper of a hoop-dreams tale.

BEHIND THE CHILDREN'S BOOKS

PROCESS

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TRY IS A BAD WORD

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THERE'S A DRAGON IN MY CLOSET