Magnificent Homespun Brown
About the Author & Illustrator
2021 CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATION HONOR WINNER!
CBC Recommended Book • School Library Journal Best Book of the Year • New York Public Library Best Picture Book of 2020 • Black Caucus of the American Library Association Best of the Best Book for 2020 • Boston Globe Best Book of the Year • Selected for Oprah Daily’s Twenty Diverse Kids’ Reads • A Teaching for Change selection • 2020 Lupine Award
Magnificent Homespun Brown is an exploration of the natural world and family bonds through the eyes of young, mixed-race heroines—a living, breathing, dazzlingly multifaceted, exuberant masterpiece, firmly grounded in a sense of self-worth and belonging. This is a story—a poem, a song, a celebration— about feeling at home in one’s own beloved skin.