Homegrown (Hardcover)

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Homegrown (Hardcover)

By DeAnn Wiley, DeAnn Wiley (Illustrator)

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A touching and stunningly illustrated ode to the homes—and loved ones—that raise us, perfect for fans of Black Is a Rainbow Color, Saturday, and Last Stop on Market Street.

While her mother puts the finishing touches on her twists, a young girl asks what it means to be "homegrown". Touring precious memories and lively rooms warmed by family, Mama and Granny explain that home isn't just a place, but rather a reflection of people who support and love one another.

With lush, cozy illustrations, Homegrown is a beautiful author-illustrator debut picture book that reminds us to lift up the places—and people—we call home.

DeAnn Wiley is a self-taught illustrator with a master’s degree in counseling psychology born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She advocates for social justice from the intersection of multiple identities—Black, Woman, Queer, and Disabled— and she stands in solidarity with other marginalized communities outside of her own. When she’s not painting, she’s learning, growing, and healing, with each phase of her journey depicted in her art. She is the illustrator of Sarah Rising and the Sunday Adventures series; Homegrown is her author-illustrator debut.
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DeAnn Wiley is a self-taught illustrator with a master’s degree in counseling psychology born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She advocates for social justice from the intersection of multiple identities—Black, Woman, Queer, and Disabled— and she stands in solidarity with other marginalized communities outside of her own. When she’s not painting, she’s learning, growing, and healing, with each phase of her journey depicted in her art. She is the illustrator of Sarah Rising and the Sunday Adventures series; Homegrown is her author-illustrator debut.
deelasheeartistry.com

Product Details ISBN: 9781250876379
ISBN-10: 1250876370
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: January 9th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English

"Reading this is a lot like thumbing through a scrapbook, inspiring conversations with young readers as they recognize their own families in the pages. . . Homegrown is a happy depiction of a quiet triumph: how African American families create that safe space called home." —Oprah Daily

"A sweet, meditative story of a young Black girl and her intergenerational household, and the love and care that goes into making a “home.” . . . Sparse text is on the smaller side and ranges one or two sentences per page, giving Wiley space to capture the kaleidoscope brightness of joyful Black girlhood. . . Vibrant and hopeful, ­Wiley’s author-illustrator debut about a young Black girl and her loving community belongs in every collection." —School Library Journal, starred review

"The warm, collagelike, digitally rendered illustrations spotlight the memories of a loving extended Black family . . . This one will make a wonderful intergenerational read-aloud. A joyous celebration of family." —Kirkus Reviews