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Kylie Akia

Connection to Illinois: Akia lives in Chicago.

Biography: Kylie Akia is a digital illustrator and painter. Her work creates a narrative of juxtaposition through the use of color, subject, and content. Leading the Way: Women in Power is her picture book debut.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Illustrator

Primary Audience(s): Children; Young adult readers


Selected Titles

Leading the Way: Women In Power
ISBN: 1536208469 OCLC: 1082445173

Candlewick 2019

In this engaging and highly accessible compendium for young readers and aspiring power brokers, Virginia Senator Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law Theresa Howell spotlight the careers of fifty American women in politics -- and inspire readers to make a difference. With foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton.--Amazon.