TAMEKA FRYER BROWN is the award-winning author of My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood (Viking/Penguin), which is a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing book.
“In refreshingly inventive free verse, sprinkled with some rhyming lines, MY COLD PLUM LEMON PIE BLUESY MOOD does what the best poetry does: expresses feelings with nuance and metaphors…it sends a subtle message that it’s OK to have different moods (everybody does), and it’s cool for boys to open up about their feelings.” –Common Sense Media (5 Stars)
DONNA EARNHARDT is the award-winning author of Being Frank (Flash Light Press) about a "charmingly candid" boy named Frank
"They say honesty is the best policy. And usually, it is. Except when you’re a little boy named Frank, the charmingly candid character in Donna
"BEING FRANK is the only way Frank knows how to be.Luckily, a chat with his grandfather helps Frank understand it is okay to focus on people’s positives, instead of their negatives. While not easy at first, Frank surely learns that honesty goes best when sprinkled with more sugar … and less pepper." Charlotte Observer Kids' Book Selection