Magnificent Homespun Brown

Magnificent Homespun Brown

A Celebration

Book - 2020
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Joyful young narrators celebrate feeling at home in one's own skin.
"Told by 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." -- book jacket
Publisher: Thomaston, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780884487975
0884487970
Branch Call Number: PB
Characteristics: 36 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Juanita, Kaylani - Illustrator

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In this book by Portland native, Samara Cole Doyon, a young girl compares herself to the nature that surrounds her in a joyful celebration of herself and her mixed-race family.

Joyful young narrators celebrate feeling at home in one's own skin.

In this book by Portland native, Samara Cole Doyon, a young girl compares herself to the nature that surrounds her in a joyful celebration of herself and her mixed-race family.


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LPL_MaryW Feb 19, 2021

Magnificent Homespun Brown is a stunning book that begs to be read aloud. Samara Cole Doyon's poetic text includes lots of fun alliteration and is sewn together like a traditional African American quilt, one of which appears at the end of the book. Kaylani Juanita's illustrations are worth lingering over, warm and nuanced, focusing on Black girls and including characters with disabilities. Big words make this book best for sharing, but you won't want to miss out on this beauty, anyway. A perfect book celebrating Black joy.

IndyPL_JosephL Jun 26, 2020

Comparing the color brown to beautiful, wonderful, and natural things, Samara Cole Doyon offers a poetic reminder that brown is a beautiful color while Kaylani Jaunita's vibrantly brown illustrations serve to make that point even more clear.

ArapahoeErinR Mar 30, 2020

A wonderful poetic celebration of being comfortable in your own skin.

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