Tameka Fryer Brown is an award-winning picture book author. Her titles include AROUND OUR WAY ON NEIGHBORS’ DAY (Abrams) 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 anticipated anthology, WE RISE, WE RESIST, WE RAISE OUR VOICES, published by Crown/PRH and Just Us Books, due out September 4, 2018.
Brown’s third picture book, BROWN BABY LULLABY (illustrated by AG Ford and published FSG/Macmillan), is scheduled for release in 2020.
Books by Tameka Fryer Brown
My Cold Plub Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood
**2014 CHARLOTTE ZOLOTOW HONOR AWARD WINNER**
“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.” —BooklistReading 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 JournalReading Level: Picture Book