2017 Writers' League of Texas Book Award Finalist
2018-2019 First Nation Communities Read Shortlist
2018 Oklahoma Book Award Finalist
2019 Children's Literacy Initiative – Native American Heritage Month Book List
Born with the gift of painting with the clouds, Leona, a little Choctaw girl, uses the sky as her canvas to the delight of her people. When a traveling man learns of her gift and invites her to join the carnival, the Cloud Artist must make a decision about what kind of artist she wants to be. This picture book is part historical fiction, a lot of fantasy, and a little dab of tall tale. Over thirty follow-up activities are available on author's website. In English with Choctaw translation included.