I’m thrilled to reveal the cover of my forth coming children’s book, In One Ear & Out the Other: Antonia Brico & Her Amazingly Musical Life, illustrated by Morgana Wallace. Release date is October 6, 2020 by Penny Candy Books.
Antonia Brico was the first woman to conduct the New York Philharmonic and many other major symphony orchestras. A true pioneer, she broke barriers for women on the podium. I am excited to celebrate the release of the book with the wonderful Denver Philharmonic, Antonia Brico’s orchestra. Pre-order information coming soon!
Iconic International folk singer, Judy Collins, and Jill Godmilow, American film maker of the 1974 Academy Award nominated documentary film, Antonia: A Portrait Of The Woman, have this to say about IN ONE EAR & OUT THE OTHER: ANTONIA BRICO & HER AMAZINGLY MUSICAL LIFE :
“Dr. Brico was my teacher from the time I was 10 years old. She was a dynamic and amazing woman.
Now we have a beautiful book about her life where little children can learn what can happen when you pursue your dreams and do what’s in your deepest heart. Never give up on your dreams, Antonia says. Never let anybody tell you that you can’t do something that you want to do! And always believe that miracles can happen!
What a beautiful book is IN ONE EAR & OUT THE OTHER: ANTONIA BRICO & HER AMAZINGLY MUSICAL LIFE ! “
“Now forty-four years after Judy Collins and I made a film about the extraordinary symphony conductor, Antonia Brico, the first woman to conduct major symphonies in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York, I have just read, with great delight, a richly nuanced book for children, IN ONE EAR & OUT THE OTHER, about dear Antonia and her determination to become the orchestra conductor she wanted to be. For young girls especially, this quietly vigorous book will inspire courage and determination for them to achieve their dreams.”
I am thrilled to announce that my book for children about Dr. Antonia Brico will be published in the Fall of 2020 by Penny Candy Books. (Oklahoma, Georgia)
Morgana Wallace, paper collage artist (Victoria, B.C.) will illustrate this picture book for children of all ages. Follow this link http://morgana-m-wallace.tumblr.com/ to see examples of Morgana’s exquisite artwork. I can’t wait for Morgana to work her magic and bring Antonia’s story to life!