‘I Am Odd, I Am New’ Book release

I am so excited to share the upcoming release of I Am Odd, I Am New, a picture book based on Benjamin Giroux’s beautiful and exceedingly popular poem. Only ten at the time of writing, Benjamin, who is autistic, has created a poem that has illuminated his experience feeling out of place in a way that has resonated with many. Now he is 15 years old, and I feel honoured to have been tasked with creating the artwork to accompany his words. The creative challenge of illustrating Benjamin’s emotional journey throughout the text was right up my alley, as I love exploring emotions through art.

Books are availabe to pre order now wherever books are sold, with an updated release date of October 26th, 2021.

book cover with the title "I Am Odd I Am New." Text above title reads "Foreword by the National Autism Association" and at the bottom "Benjamin Giroux" and "Roz MacLean." A painting of half of a boy's face. The boy is caucasian, with brown hair, and wears glasses with a light blue rim. In the glass lens there is a reflection of paper planes flying away, with one coloured orange.