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Posts Tagged ‘Amy June Bates’

Jewel Reads ‘Poem Song’

National Poetry Month concludes tomorrow.

To close the celebration, we’ve uncovered a video of Grammy-nominated singer Jewel reading ”Poem Song.”

This love poem can be found in Jewel’s collectionA Night Without Armor. HarperCollins released this book in May 1998.

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Jewel Lands Picture Book Deal

Grammy-nominated singer Jewel has inked a deal to publish her first picture book. Paula Wiseman Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, will release That’s What I’d Do and its companion CD on September 18th.

Publisher Jon Anderson negotiated the deal with Williams & Connolly’s Robert Barnett. Paula Wiseman will edit this project. Artist Amy June Bates will serve as the illustrator.

Jewel drew inspiration for this work from a song she wrote/recorded that shares the same name as her forthcoming book. She explained in the release: “I love to sing to my son, Kase, and I hope my first children’s book, That’s What I’d Do, will be shared with new babies in the same way. All children need the joy of music in their lives.”

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