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Let's Celebrate Juneteenth
Mudpuppy with Tonya Abari, illustrations by Tabitha Brown


Introduce children to the history of Juneteenth with the Let’s Celebrate Juneteenth Board Book from Mudpuppy. Featuring rhyming text and colorful, bold artwork, this board book is a beautiful celebration of this important holiday. A wonderful addition to your child’s bookshelf!


Mudpuppy curates the wonders of the world for kids – scaled and interpreted in artful ways that inspire discovery and exploration — and always cast through a thoughtful and positive lens of kindness.

We create toys, puzzles and games that delight kids with color, design, and ideas about the world, sparking imagination and creating experiences that engage the whole family.

We’re an innovative team with a “design-first” sensibility. We’re in constant collaboration with artists and illustrators – from household names to emerging talents – who help make everything we do beautiful, interesting, high-quality, high-utility and eco-responsible.

Tonya Abari is a former teacher turned multigenre writer and editor. A National Endowment of the Humanities grant-funded award recipient and Language Matters facilitator, Tonya has given worldwide workshops and lectures on strategies for teaching the writings of Toni Morrison, Richard Wright, Margaret Walker, and other Black authors. She has recently written essays, profile articles, and has contributed to a vast array of educational materials for children. An alumna of the historic Baltimore City College High School and the University of Maryland at College Park, Abari now calls Nashville home. In addition to SCBWI, EFA, and #BlackCreatorsinKidlit, she has participated in the 12x12 picture book challenge as well as creative nonfiction intensives with Carnegie Hall’s NeOn Arts program and the Hurston Wright Foundation. When Tonya isn't writing or editing, she can be found reading; visiting historic sites; attempting a handstand; or in and around town with her spouse and daughter, both whose names also begin with "T." 

Tabitha Brown is an illustrator based in Illinois. By blending hand drawing, scanned papers, and vintage botanical illustrations, she creates digital collages full of color. Her goal is to make art featuring women surrounded by nature, happiness, and love.

[B]  Galison  /  April 11, 2023

0.55" H x 6.93" L x 6.93" W (0.61 lbs) 1 pages