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And the award goes to…

…Brown Baby Lullaby– winner of the 2021 Anna Dewdney Read Together Award!

I am still over the moon that Brown Baby Lullaby is the recipient of this year’s Dewdney Award! On May 7th, illustrator AG Ford and I did a reading/drawing/in conversation event to celebrate this magnificent honor.

Thanks to Every Child a Reader, the Children’s Book Council, and Penguin Young Readers for sponsoring this most meaningful award. Thanks to Team BBL–AG Ford, Joy Peskin, Monique Sterling, Marietta Zacker, and Steven Malk–for bringing this beautiful family to life. A very special thanks to all the librarians, educators, booksellers, parents, and caregivers who voted for Brown Baby Lullaby!

Shout out to all the individuals behind each stellar honor book. You can find out who they are and read more about the Anna Dewdney Read Together award here.

Brown Baby Lullaby is a Generations Book Club Pick!

The Brown Bookshelf has established a new summer reading program called Generations Book Club. It is their new initiative designed to “inspire and empower readers of all ages.”

I’m honored to share that BROWN BABY LULLABY is a Generations Book Club Culture & Community picture book selection!

All titles are available for purchase at discounted prices through Brain Lair Books, official Generations bookseller and Black owned bookstore in South Bend, Indiana.

Generations Book Club launched on June 1; their Culture & Community titles will be featured on June 15. Be sure to visit The Brown Bookshelf to celebrate BROWN BABY LULLABY and all the other wonderful reads on this inaugural list!