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Author Mention | Derrick Barnes

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From Mr. Barnes' website:


Derrick D. Barnes is from Kansas City, MO. He is a graduate of Jackson State University with a BA degree in Marketing. He is the author of the critically acclaimed picture book CROWN: An Ode To The Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books/Agate Bolden) which won a multitude of literary awards, making it one of the most decorated picture books in the history of children’s literature.

Cover image of "Crown An Ode to the Fresh Cut"

Mr. Barnes other titles include:


Stop Drop and Chill, Scholastic, 2004

The Low Down Bad Day Blues, Scholastic, 2004

The Making of Dr. Truelove, Simon Pulse, 2007 - young adult

Chapter book series Ruby and the Booker Boys, Scholastic

We Could Be Brothers, 2011, rereleased in paperback in 2017 - young adult

The King of Kindergarten, (follow-up to CROWN) Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin, 2019





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