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Derrick Barnes


About the Author

Derrick Barnes wrote the critically acclaimed picture book Crown: An Ode To The Fresh Cut, which received the 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. He also wrote the bestselling chapter book series Ruby and the Booker Boys, We Could Be Brothers (MG), and The Making of Dr. Truelove (YA). He owns the creative copy writing company Say Word Creative Communications and created the popular blog Raising The Mighty, where he “chronicles the experience of bringing up four beautiful Black boys in America.” He lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife and their four sons.

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