Samara Cole Dayon
Magnificent Homespun Brown
Magnificent Homespun Brown is an exploration of the natural world and family bonds through the eyes of a young, mixed-race narrator — a living, breathing, dazzlingly multi-faceted, exuberant masterpiece, firmly grounded in her sense of self-worth and belonging. This is a story, a poem, a song, a celebration — about feeling at home in your own beloved skin.
Coretta Scott King 2021 Honoree
A winner of the ILA 2021 Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Awards in the fiction category.
NCSS 2021 Notable Social Studies Book
Maine Lupine Award Winner
A CBC Recommended Book • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Best Picture Book of 2020
Kirkus Starred Review
PW Starred Review
School Library Journal Starred Review
Told 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.
With vivid illustrations by Kaylani Juanita, Samara Cole Doyon sings a carol for the plenitude that surrounds us and the self each of us is meant to inhabit.