Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration (Hardcover)
Told by a succession of exuberant young narrators, Magnificent Homespun Brown is a story -- a song, a poem, a celebration -- about feeling at home in one’s own beloved skin. Samara Cole Doyon’s joyful book contains multitudes.
With vivid illustrations by Kaylani Juanita, Samara Cole Doyon sings a carol for the plenitude that surrounds us and the self each of us is meant to inhabit.
About the Author
Samara Cole Doyon is both a second-generation Haitian American and a deeply rooted Mainer, with half of the roots of her family tree reaching generations deep into the soil of the Pine Tree State. She is a freelance writer, teacher, wife, and mother. She has been a regular contributor at Black Girl In Maine Media and has been featured in the “Deep Water” poetry column of the Portland Press Herald.
Kaylani Juanita’s mission as an artist is to support the stories of the underrepresented and create new ways for people to imagine themselves. Her work has appeared at the Society of Illustrators and the BBC website, and she is the illustrator of the picture books Ta-Da! and the critically acclaimed When Aidan Became a Brother. She lives in the Bay Area in California. Look for her online at kaylanijuanita.com and @kaylanijuanita on Twitter and Instagram.
"School Library Journal Star: Whether this delightful book is a mirror or a window for a child, it is a must-read for its celebration of love for oneself and one’s family."
— Clara Hendricks, Cambridge Public Library, MA
"PW Star Celebration of community and belonging."
— Magnificent Hmespun Brown: A Celebration
"Kirkus Star: This "celebration" makes magic out of the everyday joys of being in the world."
— MAGNIFICENT HOMESPUN BROWN [STARRED REVIEW!]