New Book for Oakland Kids: BROWN - 510 Families
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New Book for Oakland Kids: BROWN

We wanted to make sure you saw this beautiful new book, Brown: Many Shades of Love, by an Oakland author and illustrator. 

Author, Nancy Johnson James, is a parent, writer, and educator. Her poetry has appeared in many places. Her desire is to create children’s literature that is inspiring and liberating. You’ll appreciate the lyrical flow of the words in the book. The imagery is felt by the youngest audience during read-alouds.

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.

Nancy Johnson James
Nancy with her husband, Everrett, and son, Joshua | Photo used with permission

The watercolor illustrations show the many shades of brown that beautiful humans bring to the world.

Illustrator, Constance Moore, is an artist and an elementary school art teacher based in Oakland. She shares her students’ love of color and hopes to transmit their spirit and freshness into her work.

Follow Nancy and Constance on Instagram at @morejamstories

Brown book cover
BROWN: The Many Shades of Love -- available wherever books are sold!

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