Genome Art and Science Storytelling Books
“We Want Our Genome Story” digital book
Get smart about the science-in-you. ”We Want Our Genome Story” is my current project. It’s an interactive digital book available from Apple Books in 2022. You can peek inside now to view the illustration and narrative style. It’s my true story as a Genome Explorer (I have my data) and Storm Chaser (genetic disease survivor) with art and storytelling grounded in science.
What are CRISPR and mRNA exactly? You’ll find out from my avatar, “Artist.” Follow her journey in the illustrated narrative. Then hop to explanations of the science behind the story with links to interviews, podcasts, scientific papers, and answers to Artist’s questions. It’s genomics made accessible with art and storytelling.
Not just for kids! The journey of exploring our genome is one we all share. As members of the first generation to have our DNA data, we are a vanguard of genome explorers. With easy-to-understand content for all of us, you’ll learn how fantastic our genome stories can be.
Would you like to be notified the book is published? Please fill out the form on my contact page, and I’ll let you know when it’s ready for purchase.
“We Want Our Genome Story” coloring book
Are you science-curious? Would you like to learn about DNA while you color? Let your inner artist and scientist shine with “We Want Our Genome Story Coloring Book.” You can use pencils, pastels, markers, and watercolors on the high-quality, heavyweight pages of the book.
Whether young or young-at-heart, the coloring book about genome art and science storytelling is for humans at any age. After all, as the First Gen to have our data, we’re all students learning together.
“Skin We Are In”
A book about the evolution of human skin color
“Skin We Are In,” tells the story of the evolution of human skin color through the voices of six curious children and one thoughtful uncle. It celebrates the “glorious human rainbow” as an illustrated story with explanations of the science.
The book is a collaborative endeavor by South African writer Sindiwe Magona, American anthropologist Dr. Nina Jablonski, and me. Nina initiated the project and wrote the science text, Sindiwe wrote the story, and I illustrated and designed the book. Created for young people, 9 to 14 years old, it’s available in all eleven official languages of South Africa. Buy from Amazon.