COMING JANUARY 14, 2020!
PURCHASE THESE 4 BRAND-NEW BOOKS FROM THE SOWING CIRCLE AUTHORS FOR ONLY $55!
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INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLE OF JOY:
JUST LIKE A MAMA by Alice Faye Duncan
This sweet read-aloud is about the everyday home life a caregiver creates for a young child. Mama Rose teaches Carol Olivia how to ride a bike, clean her room and tell time. A deeper look reveals the patience and care, little ones receive in the arms of a mother whose blood is not her blood, but whose bond is so deep—and unconditional, that it creates the perfect home for a child to feel safe, successful, and deeply loved. Like a heart-felt poem, this book exudes warm feelings and it demands to be read-aloud.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alice Faye Duncan is a National Board Library Media Specialist in the city of Memphis. She writes for young readers and picture books are her specialty. Alice wrote the toe-tapping classic, Honey Baby Sugar Child, A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks, and Memphis, Martin and the Mountaintop--a 2019 Coretta Scott King Honor Medal. She is presently at work writing a new book with artist Chris Raschka. The title is Yellow Dog Blues--A Musical Journey Through the Mississippi Delta.
DREAM BUILDER by Kelly Starling Lyons
You've seen the building. Now meet the man whose life went into it.
Philip Freelon's grandfather was an acclaimed painter of the Harlem Renaissance. His father was a successful businessman who attended the 1963 March on Washington. When Phil decided to attend architecture school, he created his own focus on African American and Islamic designers. He later chose not to build casinos or prisons, instead concentrating on schools, libraries, and museums--buildings that connect people with heritage and fill hearts with joy. And in 2009, Phil's team won a commission that let him use his personal history in service to the country's: the extraordinary Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon celebrates a contemporary black STEAM role model, a man whose quiet work enabled the creation of an iconic building reflecting America's past and future. With a stirring text by Kelly Starling Lyons, vibrant pictures by Laura Freeman, and an afterword from Philip Freelon himself, it is sure to inspire the next generation of dreamers and builders.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kelly Starling Lyons is the author of multiple award-winning picture books and chapter books, most recently Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations, illustrated by Keith Mallett, and the Jada Jones series, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton. Like Philip Freelon, Kelly grew up in Pennsylvania in a family that prized creativity, and now lives in North Carolina with a family of her own. Please visit her website at kellystarlinglyons.com and follow her on Twitter at @kelstarly.
BROWN BABY LULLABY by Tameka Fryer Brown
With Spanish words sprinkled throughout and featuring warm art by New York Times-bestselling and NAACP-Award-winning illustrator AG Ford, Tameka Fryer Brown's Brown Baby Lullaby is the perfect new baby or baby shower gift.
From sunset to bedtime, two brown-skinned parents lovingly care for their beautiful brown baby: first, they play outside, then it is time for dinner and a bath, and finally a warm snuggle before bed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tameka Fryer Brown's picture books include Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day and My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood. Her work also appears in the anthology, We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices. She currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
JUST LIKE ME by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
An ode to the girl with scrapes on her knees and flowers in her hair, and every girl in between, this exquisite treasury will appeal to readers of Dear Girl and I Am Enough and have kids poring over it to find a poem that's just for them.
I am a canvas
Being painted on
By the words of my family
From Vanessa Brantley-Newton, the author of Grandma's Purse, comes a collection of poetry filled with engaging mini-stories about girls of all kinds: girls who feel happy, sad, scared, powerful; girls who love their bodies and girls who don't; country girls, city girls; girls who love their mother and girls who wish they had a father. With bright portraits in Vanessa's signature style of vibrant colors and unique patterns and fabrics, this book invites readers to find themselves and each other within its pages.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter who studied fashion illustration at FIT and children's book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is the author and illustrator of Grandma's Purse and has illustrated numerous children's books, including Sewing Stories by Barbara Herkert. Vanessa currently makes her nest in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, daughter, and a very rambunctious cat named Stripes. Learn more about Vanessa and her artwork at VanessaBrantleyNewton.com and on Facebook.