The New Brownies' Book: A Love Letter to Black Families

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$40.00  $37.20
Chronicle Books
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9.3 X 11.2 X 0.9 inches | 2.95 pounds

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About the Author
Karida L. Brown is a sociologist, educator, and writer whose research focuses on the relationship between race, social transformations, and communal memory. She is a professor at Emory University and the inaugural Diane Nash Descendants of the Emancipation Chair at Fisk University's John Lewis Center for Social Justice. She lives in Atlanta.

Charly Palmer is an award-winning fine artist, graphic designer, and illustrator. He was born in Fayette, Alabama, raised in Milwaukee, and currently teaches at Spelman College in Atlanta, where he lives with his wife, Karida Brown. He has illustrated many children's books, including The Teachers March! How Selma's Teachers Changed History, My Rainy Day Rocket Ship, and Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope With Her Song.
"A beautifully curated collection." --Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"In 1920, W.E.B. Du Bois helped found The Brownies' Book, a monthly magazine of games, stories, and pictures, all designed, as the inside cover of each issue declared, 'for all children but especially for ours.' In this new edition, sociologist Karida L. Brown and her husband, visual artist Charly Palmer, deliver the exuberance of the original to today's kids and parents.... With work ranging from the hilariously lighthearted to the breathtakingly empowering, this book consoles, explains, entertains, and inspires us all." --Oprah Magazine
"An astounding collection celebrating Black joy and creativity." --BookPage, Starred Review
"Brown and Palmer have curated a kaleidoscopic vision of diasporic Black experience, including fiction, historical narrative, poetry, and visual content, geared to be accessible to young readers, but appealing to all." --Hyperallergic
"This is a must-have for Black youth to experience art, photographs, and stories that will entertain the entire family." --Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
"Sociologist Brown and artist Palmer reimagine W. E. B. DuBois's early 1900s children's magazine with a splendid assemblage of essays, poems, and art from Black creators that aim to lavish 'resounding Love' on Black youth.... Enriched by stunning and expressive acrylics, oils, and collages from Palmer and other artists, this serves as a heartfelt tribute to young people of color and their 'reflection of resplendent beauty, ancient history... and irreplaceable value.' It's a standout." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review