Kirkus Starred ReviewPW Starred ReviewSchool Library Journal Starred Review”The definition of brown joy. THESE are the normalizations in stories that we need, unadulterated Black and Brown joy full of self-esteem and confidence…” the tiny activistTold by a succession of exuberant young narrators, Magnificent Homespun Brown is a story – a song, a poem, a celebration – about feeling at home in one’s own beloved skin.
Kaylani is an illustrator based in Fairfield, CA who illustrates inclusive picture books, editorial art, and afros. Some of her clients include Chronicle Books, Lee &amp;amp; Low Books, Cicada Magazine, and DEFY. Her work has been recognized by Society of Illustrators, The Huffington Post, as well as ELLE Magazine. California grown and raised, she’s studied at Cal Arts and CCA for a BFA in Illustration. Her mission as an artist is to support the stories of the under represented and create new ways for people to imagine themselves. You can find her lurking in public secretly drawing strangers or writing nonsensical stories about who knows what.
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