Tameka Fryer Brown

TAMEKA FRYER BROWN is an award-winning picture book author. Her titles include AROUND OUR WAY ON NEIGHBORS’ DAY (Abrams BFYR) and MY COLD PLUM LEMON PIE BLUESY MOOD (Viking Children’s/PRH), which was lauded as a Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book, a Bank Street College Best Book, a CCBC Choices Best Book, an Abilene ISD Mockingbird Award nominee, a SIBA Book Award nominee, a Star of the North Picture Book Award nominee, and one of NYPL’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. Her work is also featured in the much-heralded anthology, WE RISE, WE RESIST, WE RAISE OUR VOICES (Crown BFYR/Just Us Books).

Tameka’s most recently published book is BROWN BABY LULLABY. It was named an Amazon Best Book, a Parents Latina Magazine’s Best Latino Children’s Book of 2020, and one of NPR’s 100 Favorite Books for Young Readers. Her forthcoming titles are TWELVE DINGING DOORBELLS and SHIRLEY CHISHOLM: NOT DONE YET, scheduled for release in 2022 with Kokila and Millbrook Press respectively, and THAT FLAG, to be published by HarperCollins in early 2023.

To learn more about Tameka Fryer Brown, visit tamekafryerbrown.com.

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Books by Tameka Fryer Brown

Brown Baby Lullaby

“A perfect read-aloud for bedtime.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Brown and Ford make an outstanding team, drawing together realistic illustrations, gentle words, and beautiful phrases often uttered by parents to communicate love and acceptance to their children.” —Booklist

“The springy rhyme is sweet without being saccharine, and touches of Spanish and neat phrasing add verve. This has high baby shower appeal, but it also has vigor, snap, and charm, to suit the actual kid audience.” —BCCB

“Chronicling the nighttime routine of a family, Brown has penned a bedtime story that is immediately warm and relatable for families with young children. With the rhythmic text and engaging illustrations, here’s a book that could become part of yours.” ―Horn Book

Reading Level: Picture Book

My Cold Plub Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood


“In a free-wheeling style and going far beyond the usual pairings of colors with moods…a nicely sophisticated exploration.” —Kirkus

“It’s valuable both for its believable exposition of Jamie’s interior world and for its warm portrait of the life of a nonwhite family....”–Publisher’s Weekly

“An excellent jumping-off point for discussion—or writing—about readers’ own colorful moods.” —Booklist

Reading Level: Picture Book

Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day

**A 2017 Little Free Library ACTION BOOK CLUB Selection**

"In this lively and accessible poem, a multicultural community brings food, music and laughter to the streets to celebrate their neighborhood.” -- Kirkus

"Most scenes are double-page spreads that, together with the words, demonstrate the size and diversity of a joyful world.” -- Booklist

"The book’s lively illustrations and energetic main character lead readers to think about their own neighborhood, and the kind acts and community spirit that make good neighbors...and it might inspire youngsters to institute their own ‘Neighbors’ Day.’” -- School Library Journal

Reading Level: Picture Book