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Author Kimberly Willis Holt Profile (2016)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Interview, Art

Place Covered: Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-01-16

Duration: 00:05:57

Subjects: Holt, Kimberly Willis | Authors | Children's literature | Fiction | Arts


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Holt, Kimberly Willis Interviewee
  • Blanchard, Alison Interviewee
  • Veazy, Trey Interviewee
  • Martinko, Jasmine Interviewee
  • Jones, Madison Interviewee


This segment from the January 16, 2016, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s interview with children’s book author Kimberly Willis Holt. She discusses: her family roots in Forest Hill in central Louisiana; using her grandmother as an inspiration for her book “My Louisiana Sky”; the places in Louisiana that have inspired her books; and the themes of her books. This segment also includes highlights from Holt’s school visit with students at Central Primary School in Gonzales. Kendrick also interviews Central Primary School teachers Alison Blanchard and Trey Veazy and students Jasmine Martinko and Madison Jones. They discuss what they appreciate about Holt’s books. Host: James Fox-Smith