Brown Girl, Brown Girl


By Leslé Honoré

Illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera

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This powerful and hopeful picture book—inspired by the historic election of Vice President Kamala Harris—celebrates brown and Black girls and is magnificently illustrated by a Caldecott Honor-winning artist.

Brown girl, brown girl, what did you see? 
A world that sees my skin before it sees me. 

Based on a viral poem by Blaxican poet and activist Leslé Honoré, and illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Cozbi A. Cabrera, this moving journey through the past, present, and future of brown and Black girls is a celebration of community, creativity, and joy—and offers a reminder of the history that inspires hope, and the hope that inspires activism.


On Sale
Dec 3, 2024
Page Count
40 pages

Leslé Honoré

About the Author

Leslé Honoré is a Blaxican poet, activist, and author. She hopes that through her work she can help give voice to people of all ages and backgrounds who are often silenced and unheard and feel invisible. Born and raised in Gardena, California, she remains deeply rooted in the heritage and culture of her father, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and her mother, who was born in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Leslé lives in Chicago with her three phenomenal children: Sage, Solomon, and Scarlett. She believes that HBCUs, tacos, and gumbo can save the world.

Cozbi A. Cabrera is the author and illustrator of Me & Mama, which received a Coretta Scott King Honor and a Caldecott Honor, and My Hair Is a Garden. Her illustrated titles include Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade, Most Loved in All the World by Tonya Cherie Hegamin, Stitchin’ and Pullin’ a Gee's Bend Quilt by Patricia C. McKissack, Thanks a Million by Nikki Grimes, and Beauty, Her Basket by Sandra Belton. Her handmade cloth dolls (muñecas) are collected all around the world. She lives in Illinois with her husband and daughter.

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