SAINT JAMES BIBLIOGRAPHY
James. Tukama Tootles
the Flute, New York,
Orchard Books, 1994.
James. Snow on Snow
on Snow, New York,
Dial Books for Young Readers, 1994.
James, Synthia. The
Gifts of Kwanzaa, Morton Grove,
Albert Whitman & Company, 1994.
James, Synthia. Sunday,
Morton Grove, IL: Albert
& Company, 1996.
James. How Mr. Monkey
Saw the Whole World,
York, NY: Doubleday
Books for Young Readers, 1996.
Coming…Neeny Going, Mahwah,
Bridgewater Books, 1996.
James. Greetings, Sun,
New York, NY: DK
James. No Mirrors in
My Nana’s House, San
CA: Harcourt Brace
Children’s Books, 1998.
James. Girls Together,
San Diego, CA:
Brace Children’s Books, 1999.
James. “Happy Happy
Kwanzaa”, Los Angeles, CA:
Music, Synthia Saint James Music, 1999.
James. Hallelujah! :
A Christmas Story, New
NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000.
James. To Dinner, For
Dinner, New York, NY:
Affirmations, Los Angeles, CA: Kids
James, Synthia. It’s
Kwanzaa Time, New York, NY: Little
& Schuster, 2001.
James. Peace In Our
Land, Los Angeles, CA: Kids
Wisdom, New York, NY: Holiday
James. Dream A World,
Los Angeles, CA: Kids Creative
James, Synthia. A story
in The Milestones Project by Dr. Richard
Steckel, Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press, 2004.
Love, White Plains, NY: Peter
James, Synthia. Girlfriends,
White Plains, NY: Peter
James, Synthia. Can I
Touch You: Love Poems &
Affirmations, Newark, NJ:
Music Quest, 1997.
James, Synthia. Creative
Fixings From The Kitchen:
Favorite Multicultural Recipes, Port Chester, NY: Persnickety
James, Synthia. Forward
to Who’s Who Among Afri-
Can Americans-13th Edition,
Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group,
James, Synthia. Essay in
How to Make Black America
Better by Tavis Smiley, New
York, NY: Doubleday Books,
James, Synthia. Synthia
Saint James: A Book of Postcards,
Francisco, CA: Pomegranate, 2004.
My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing, Los Angeles, CA:
Create Space, 2011.
I Touch You: A Collection of Love Poetry, Los Angeles, CA:
Atelier SAINT JAMES, 2011.
I Wills According to SAINT JAMES: Book One, Los Angeles, CA:
Atelier SAINT JAMES, 2011.
PARTIAL LIST OF SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
DUKE UNIVERSITY, Durham, NC
Saint Augustine’s College, Raleigh, NC
FISK UNIVERSITY, Nashville, TN
Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
DILLARD UNIVERSITY, New Orleans, LA
Langston University, Oklahoma
MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Baltimore, MD
Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS
VOORHEES COLLEGE, Denmark, SC
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
BARNARD COLLEGE, New York, NY
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY, Blacksburg, VA
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, Cleveland, OH
Tennessee Association of School Librarians, Nashville, TN
FIRST PEOPLES FUND, Santa Fe, NM
Toyota USA, Torrance, CA
GREENSBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY, Greensboro, NC
Bennett College, Greensboro, NC
CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE, San Pablo, CA
Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, CA
AFRO-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER, Charlotte, NC
Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, CA
THE BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL, Baltimore, MD
The Buckley School, Sherman Oaks, CA
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, Washington, DC
Orange County Reading Association, Fountain Valley, CA
NEUTROGENA CORPORATE OFFICES, Los Angeles, CA
Black Women’s Network, Los Angeles, CA
PHENOMINAL PHEMALES, Phoenix, AZ
Winston-Salem State University, Diggs Gallery, W.S., NC
INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION, S.D., CA
University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
TENNESSEE MIDDLE STATE UNIVERSITY, Nashville, TN
California School Library Association, Pasadena, CA
CALIFORNIA ARTS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, Palm Springs, CA
Japanese American Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM, Los Angeles, CA
Rancho Santiago College, Orange, CA
UNIVERSITY OF OHIO, Athens, OH
The Wesley School, N. Hollywood, CA
CAL STATE UNIVERSITY DOMINGUEZ HILLS, Carson, CA
For Arts Sake, Guild Theatre, Sacramento, CA
HCA HEALTHCARE CORPORATION, Nashville, TN
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Los Angeles, CA
SAINT JAMES -
Partial List of Keynote Reviews
SAINT JAMES always approaches art and audiences with something
positive. A superstar, she exhibits authentic sensitivity and
JAMES not only encourages participation—she prefers it. What she
canvases in a crowd is always down-to-earth, fascinating, joyously
conversational, and richly historical en route to putting everyone
at ease. SAINT JAMES is a sister and friend full of verve; she’s
gutsy and soulful, witty and meaningful. She answers questions as if
it’s the first time responding to such an inquiry. She made us
feel at home, as if we had traveled the diverse journeys with her
and been equally important in her enjoyment of each and every
experience. Nobody imagines life, or visualizes all of its grand
possibilities, better than her. No wonder the arts trumpet her
Sisters & Friends, Bloomington-Normal,
Glenda Masingale Manson - President, 2010
keynote speech was just what the audience needed at the end of a
long, though fruitful, day. You had such an upbeat delivery, and
your slides added so much. Many people have spoken to us to say how
much they appreciated your remarks. Your singleness-of-purpose was
what impressed me so much. You devoted yourself to painting even
during the years when there was very little public recognition. That
was very inspiring to many people in the audience."
O'Sullivan, THE UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS
have heard Synthia SAINT JAMES address audiences both large and
small. I remember her heartfelt address during Prototypes annual
fundraising dinner at the Academy of Motion Pictures. I also recall
her stirring keynote presentation to the Black Women's Forum at the
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles. Modest and proud, sincere and strong,
hardworking and light-hearted, warm and witty, audiences love her!
She is the consummate professional."
Irvin, President, THE RIORDAN FOUNDATION
thinking of hiring a speaker there are myriads of notable
individuals from which to choose. When we chose Synthia SAINT JAMES
we couldn't have known, then, how pleased we would be. Ms. SAINT
JAMES speaks from a very relaxed and quite refreshing perspective.
She draws her audience in and makes them feel as if they have all
been long time friends. Her vast experiences and phenomenal
successes were terrific material too, from which to share. She is a
warm and determined inspiration."
J. McCarty, Marketing Promotions, NEUTROGENA
were the perfect choice! The audience was very impressed by the
video presentation and slides of your stunning work. They
appreciated your intimate style and your way of welcoming audience
questions. Everyone left feeling uplifted by the experience. Your
generosity of time and spirit are truly commendable. On a personal
note, I want to tell you what a pleasure it has been to work with
you from start to finish. How refreshing to work with such a
professional, organized, and most importantly kind person!
Sanchez, Associate Director, SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER
petite in stature, Synthia SAINT JAMES has proven to be an Amazon in
confidence, talent, and creativity. However, the audience that
witnessed Ms. SAINT JAMES as keynote speaker for our inaugural
event, found her to be genuine and real!
who authored a book entitled "Girlfriends", graciously
agreed to manipulate her fully booked itinerary to attend our
"Phenomenal Phemales-Women of Excellence" Girlfriends
Retreat, and as one of our participants stated - "She simply
blew us away".
before had I, or many of our guests, attended an event where the
keynote speaker comfortably drew the audience in - not speaking at
them, but allowing a "participation" style that allowed
the audience to ask her questions about what inspired and caused her
to produce such profound artwork that is uniquely Synthia SAINT
V. Stevenson, Founder & Visionary, PHENOMENAL PHEMALES