Born the second of six cool kids. The South Bronx is where he first opened his eyelids. A land shrouded in bright colored decay, the birthplace of graffiti and the hip-hop DJ! He paints fantasy worlds of elephants, and castles too! Accompanying this wonder is some whimsical truth. Charles has a voice that is seldom heard. A fusion of jazz, distorted guitars, and chirping birds.
Charles received the Pura Belprè and Coretta Scott King honor for his books Boogie Boogie, Y’all and Soul Food Sunday. He also received the Odyssey Award for his rap audio book for Boogie Boogie, Y’all, which also a 2021 Audi award finalist.