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Lubaya's Quiet Roar

By Marilyn Nelson


Publication Date: October 6, 2020

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Ages 5 to 8, Grades K to 3

In this stirring picture book about social justice activism and the power of introverts, a quiet girl’s artwork makes a big impression at a protest rally.

Newbery Honor winner Marilyn Nelson and fine artist Philemona Williamson have come together to create this lyrical, impactful story of how every child, even the quietest, can make a difference in their community and world. Young Lubaya is happiest when she’s drawing, often behind the sofa while her family watches TV. There, she creates pictures on the backs of her parents’ old protest posters. But when upsetting news shouts into their living room, her parents need the posters again. The next day her family takes part in a march, and there, on one side of the posters being held high, are Lubaya’s drawings of kids holding hands and of the sun shining over the globe—rousing visual statements of how the world could be. “Lubaya’s roar may not be loud, but a quiet roar can make history.”

About the Author

Marilyn Nelson is a three-time National Book Award finalist, has won a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and several Coretta Scott King Honors, and has received several prestigious poetry awards, including the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Poets’ Prize, and the Robert Frost Medal “for distinguished lifetime service to American poetry.”

Author Residence: CT

Philemona Williamson is a fine artist whose paintings have been exhibited in many museums and galleries, including the Montclair Art Museum, University of North Carolina, and Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts. She has received a number of awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She lectures at universities and teaches for Doing Art Together, a nonprofit arts education program.

Illustrator Residence: Montclair, NJ

Format: Hardcover

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Dial Books

Publication Date: October 6, 2020

ISBN: 9780525555551

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