Hope for Haiti
It all begins with a soccer ball, and a seemingly small but powerful link between a heartbroken country's past and its hopes for the future. This is an inspiring testament to the strength of the Haitian people and the promise of children.
Jesse Joshua Watson is an award-winning, NY Times Best-selling illustrator and author whose work includes Hope for Haiti, Chess Rumble, and the Hank Zipzer series. Jesse is the illustrator of many books, including Hope for Haiti, Ghetto Cowboy, the Hank Zipzer series by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, I and I - Bob Marley, written by Tony Medina, the award winning, ALA Notable Chess Rumble by G. Neri, the Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs series by Sharon Draper and These Things I Wish by Lee Pitts. Jesse lives with his wife, Mariah, and their boys in Washington. In addition to writing and illustrating books, exhibiting fine art, and teaching art to kids, Jesse is infatuated with growing bamboo, plays soccer religiously, and surfs the chilly NW waters as often as he can.