About Angela Dalton

Angela Dalton is a children’s book author based in Oakland, California, and has a background in producing online kids’ games. She began writing at a young age and saw it as a way to create her own world. Her self-published picture book, If You Look Up to the Sky, was inspired by her grandmother and an early fascination with outer space and astronomy. Both traditionally and independently published, her work centers black children as main characters in spaces and represented them in ways she wishes she had seen growing up.

About Angela Dalton

Author Angela Dalton leaning against a brick wall outside.
Author Angela Dalton, signing her book "Show the world!" surrounded by school children.

Dalton is a member of the Bay Area BIPOC Book Creators, Black Creators HQ, and the 12×12 Picture Book Challenge. Her picture books include Ruby’s Reunion Day Dinner (HarperCollins), Show the World! (Viking Books for Young Readers), and To Boldly Go: How Nichelle Nichols and Star Trek Advanced Civil Rights (HarperCollins).

When she is not reading or writing, she enjoys spending time working on other types of engaging content for kids. She is currently co-creating an online puppet video series and developing a story-time video program for UCSF–Oakland Children’s Hospital.

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Independent Publisher's book Awards Gold medal

For Children’s Book 7 & Under

Benjamin Franklin Gold award from the Independent book Publishers' association

For Best New Voice in Children’s/YA and Silver for Children’s Book 4 to 7


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