Based on “One Mississippi,” the newly-proclaimed official state song of Mississippi, by award-winning performer Steve Azar, and illustrated by award-winning children’s book author Sarah Frances Hardy, One Mississippi will be the children’s gift book for 2023.
About the Authors
Steve Azar, a Mississippi delta native, is a hit songwriter, recording artist, and music producer. He has released seven critically acclaimed studio albums, as well as several No. 1 music videos. His latest release, My Mississippi Reunion, winner of the 2021 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for best contemporary album, features a collection of past and new songs inspired by Azar’s roots. The song “One Mississippi” is the official state song of Mississippi.
Sarah Frances Hardy, a Mississippi native who calls Oxford home, earned an art degree from Davidson College and studied at Parsons School of Design in New York and Paris. Hardy has exhibited her work in galleries throughout the Southeast as well as a gallery in SoHo, New York. Hardy’s published children’s picture books include Puzzled by Pink(Viking Children’s Books), Paint Me! (Sky Pony Press), and Dress Me! (Sky Pony Press).