Dinah Johnson is the author of picture books including Black Magic (illus. by R. Gregory Christie) and Quinnie Blue (illus. by James Ransome). She’s thrilled to have several more titles under contract with Christy Ottaviano Books and to be working with editor Luana Horry at HarperCollins. In her day job, she is a professor of English at The University of South Carolina.
“I don’t want my books to be in-your-face political (though I believe there is a place for that). But I want my books, actively, to inspire children to think about the ways in which they will be thoughtful people who uphold their families, communities, and world. To me, this is activism.”
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