This Is a School by John Schu and Veronica Miller Jamison

Happy 2022! This Is a School, illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison and written by me, comes out this year. Hooray!  

A Message from Veronica Miller Jamison

This Is a School is such a love letter to school communities, and I wanted to create artwork that captured the excitement, joy, and camaraderie of a nurturing school environment. I started with a primary color palette to create a bright and warm setting, inspired by my own early years in school. Then I created a community of characters with many different backgrounds, talents, and abilities. The school building itself is inspired by the elementary school I attended. Each child in the book has their own journey to discovery, while being supported and encouraged by their friends and teachers. The artwork was created with acrylic and watercolor paint on paper, which was then digitally collaged into the final illustrations. I really wanted to create a world showing children as they explore, discover, and connect, and to celebrate them for their uniqueness. Most of all, I wanted to share the joy of being part of a wonderful school community. 

Look for This Is a School on March 29, 2022. 


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