HarperCollins That Flag
HarperCollins That Flag

That Flag

By Tameka Fryer Brown


Publication Date: January 31, 2023

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Ages 6 to 10, Grades 1 to 5

An affecting picture book from beloved author Tameka Fryer Brown and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Nikkolas Smith (The 1619 Project: Born on the Water) that challenges the meaning behind the still-waving Confederate flag through the friendship of two young girls who live across the street from one another.

Bianca is Keira’s best friend. At school, they are inseparable. But Keira questions their friendship when she learns more about the meaning of the Confederate flag hanging from Bianca’s front porch. Will the two friends be able to overlook their distinct understandings of the flag? Or will they reckon with the flag’s effect on yesterday and today?In That Flag, Tameka Fryer Brown and Nikkolas Smith graciously tackle the issues of racism, the value of friendship, and the importance of understanding history so that we move forward together in a thought-provoking, stirring, yet ultimately tender tale.Back matter on the history of the Confederate flag and notes from the creators are included.

About the Author

Tameka Fryer Brown writes books for children. Her picture books include Brown Baby Lullaby, Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day, Twelve Dinging Doorbells, My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood, and Not Done Yet: Shirley Chisholm’s Fight for Change. Her work also appears in the anthology We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices. Tameka is an active member of KidLit in Color, a group of BIPOC creatives, and she currently resides in Charlotte, NC. You can visit her at www.tamekafryerbrown.com.Nikkolas Smith is a Houston, TX-born artivist, picture book author, and Hollywood film illustrator. He is the illustrator of the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller The 1619 Project: Born on the Water, written by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson and Civil Rights activist Ruby Bridges' I Am Ruby Bridges. Nikkolas is also the illustrator of The Golden Girls of Rio, nominated for an NAACP Image Award, My Hair Is Poofy and That’s Okay, and World Cup Women. As a Black illustrator, Nikkolas is focused on creating captivating art that can spark important conversations around social justice in today’s world and inspire meaningful change. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. You can visit him at www.NIKKOLAS.art.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: January 31, 2023

ISBN: 9780063093447

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