Keyana Loves Her Family (Hardcover)

Keyana Loves Her Family By Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Description


From the bestselling author of I Love My Hair!, Keyana has big plans for her family movie night, but when things start to fall apart she learns how to rely on the support of her loved ones. 

Keyana’s always full of big ideas. Her latest and greatest plan is to host a perfect family movie night. From aunts to uncles to her five favorite cousins, everyone is invited! She knows the best way to impress her guests is with a fabulous soiree, and there’s a lot on her to-do list. But when the night doesn’t go as planned, she’ll have to rely on a little help from the people she loves most. 

With warm illustrations by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, this character-centric new picture book series from Natasha Anastasia Tarpley will give Keyana a fresh update that's perfect for today's young readers.

About the Author


Natasha Anastasia Tarpley started writing when she was seven years old, and from that young age she understood that stories could change the world. She is the author of the bestselling picture book I Love My Hair!Bippity Bop BarbershopThe Me I Choose to Be, among other titles. Natasha is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and is the cofounder of Voonderbar! Media, a project seeking to expand the depictions of children of color in media. She lives with her family in Chicago, Illinois.

Charnelle Pinkney Barlow was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York. She received her BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and her MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Creating images and stories that speak to the hearts of children and those that guide them is her greatest joy. Charnelle currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband. She is the illustrator of Remember to Dream, Ebere, The Real Santa, Just Like Mama, and many other titles.
 

Praise For…


Tarpley's pleasant, relatable text and Barlow's vivid soft-pastel illustrations combine here to create a heartwarming story...This book is a beauty to behold.Booklist

A celebration of big ideas, teamwork, and family...A loving depiction of a warm, affectionate Black family. 
 —Kirkus

In a delightful story about Black child joy and family, Tarpley gives us an adorable and dynamic main character in Keyana, who has presence and confidence aplenty... A recommended purchase for collections needing a little more Black joy on the shelves.School Library Journal


Product Details
ISBN: 9780316461696
ISBN-10: 0316461695
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 13th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English