The Many Shades of Love


Mama’s brown is chocolate, clear, dark, and sweet. Granny’s brown is like honey, and Papa’s like caramel.


In this loving and lovely ode to the color brown, a boy describes the many beautiful hues of his family, including his own—gingerbread.

SKU: 978-1-944903-98-5 Category:

Author's Bio

Nancy Johnson James is a writer and educator based in Oakland, California. She has an MFA in creative writing from St. Mary’s College of California. Her poetry has appeared in several print and online publications. Her desire is to create children’s literature that is inspiring and liberating.

Constance Moore is an artist and educator based in Oakland, California. She has an MFA in interdisciplinary art from Goddard College. She loves teaching elementary school art. She shares her students’ love of color and hopes to transmit their spirit and freshness into her work.

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The Many Shades of Love

Written By

Nancy Johnson James

Illustrations By

Constance Moore

Number of Pages


Trim Size

7.5 x 10




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