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reading Brown, celebrating all the beautiful browns in one child's colorful family.

"A timely book to combat stereotypes and encourage the celebration of skin colors of Black and brown people."--Kirkus (starred review)

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Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 11:00am

Mama's brown is chocolate, clear, dark, and sweet. Daddy's brown is autumn leaf, or like a field of wheat. Granny's brown is like honey, and Papa's like caramel. In this loving and lovely ode to the color brown, a boy describes the many beautiful hues of his family, including his own--gingerbread. 

Nancy Johnson James is a writer and educator based in Oakland. She has an MFA in creative writing from St. Mary's College. Her desire is to create children's literature that is inspiring and liberating. Illustrator Constance Moore is an artist and educator also based in Oakland. She has an MFA in interdisciplinary art from Goddard College. She loves teaching elementary school art. She shares her students' love of color and hopes to transmit their spirit and freshness into her work.


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ISBN: 9781944903985
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 15th, 2020