Tameka Fryer Brown is Not Done Yet (And I’m So Glad)

Award-winning picture book author and BBS fam Tameka Fryer Brown is well known for her lyrical and spare but gorgeously poetic prose. From her early Around Our Way on Neighbors’ Day and My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood, to the more recent Brown Baby Lullaby and Twelve Dinging Doorbells, Tameka’s words are truly music to our ears, her stories sing a uniquely powerful song. Her latest release, NOT DONE YET: Shirley Chisholm’s Fight for Change, illustrated by Nina Crews, is no exception, called “a perfect introduction to young readers everywhere” by Kirkus in a starred review. It was an honour and joy to spend some time in conversation with Tameka on what it meant to tell a story of the life and work of Shirley Chisholm, and how readers of all ages can draw inspiration from her story.

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