Melodye Rosales

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General Information

Name: Melodye Rosales

Pen Name: None

Born: in Los Angeles, California

Website: and


Illinois Connection

Rosales lives in Champaign, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rosales is an author and illustrator. She has created illustrations for the "Addy" books in the popular American Girls series, and she has illustrated a collection of poems. She has also written books of her own, including a new series featuring the character Minnie Merriweather.

Rosales likes working on books that feature African Americans. Some of them are new versions of familiar tales, such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, with African American characters.

Published Works

  • Beans On the Roof, 1988 - Illustrator
  • 38 Weeks Till Summer Vacation, 1988 - Illustrator
  • The Good Witch: A Charles Perrault Tale Retold, 1989 - Illustrator
  • The Mystery of the Hard Luck Rodeo, 1989 - Illustrator
  • Kwanzaa, 1990 - Illustrator
  • Corey’s Dad Drinks Too Much, 1991 - Illustrator
  • Stranger Danger, 1991 - Illustrator
  • The Choice Is Up To You, 1991 - Illustrator
  • Double Dutch and Voodoo Shoes: An Urban Folktale, 1991
  • Addy Learns a Lesson: A School Story, 1993 - Illustrator
  • Addy’s Surprise: A Christmas Story, 1993 - Illustrator
  • Meet Addy: An American Girl, 1993 - Illustrator
  • Twins Strike Back, 1994 - Illustrator
  • Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns, 1994 - Illustrator
  • On the Day I Was Born, 1995 - Illustrator
  • '’Twas the Night B’fore Christmas: An African-American Version, Scholastic, 1996
  • Irene Jennie and the Christmas Masquerade: The Johnkankus, 1996 - Illustrator
  • A Strawbeater’s Thanksgiving, 1998 - Illustrator
  • Leola and the Honeybears, Scholastic, Inc., 1999
  • Hopscotch Love: A Family Treasury of Love Poems, 1999 - Illustrator
  • Minnie Saves the Day, 2000
  • The Adventures of Minnie Merriweather: Minnie Saves the Day, Little, Brown and Company, 2001

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Leola and the honeybears: An African-American retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

ISBN: 0590383698
Release Date: 2000-01-01

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Melodye Rosales on WorldCat

Melodye Rosales on Amazon


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