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sIgNoThEtImEs w Queen Tahiyrah & Guest AUTHOR Derrick Barnes

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THURSDAY AUGUST 31, 2017 6PM ESTDerrick D. Barnes is a native of Kansas City, MO. He is a graduate of Jackson State University with a degree in Marketing. He is the author of the children’s books STOP DROP AND CHILL, and THE LOW DOWN BAD DAY BLUES published by Scholastic (2005). He is the author of the ultra popular series entitled RUBY AND THE BOOKER BOYS, also published by Scholastic. The highly acclaimed novel WE COULD BE BROTHERS (Just Us Books) was his first middle grade release. He has  also penned two forthcoming picture books; CROWN: AN ODE TO THE FRESH CUT published by Denene Millner Books/Agate Bolden, and THE KING OF KINDERGARTEN published by Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin. Derrick became the first African American male staff writer hired by Hallmark Cards in 1999. He’s  the Chief Creative Officer and founder of his own creative copy writing company, Say Word CC; he crafts funny, colorful words for companies that need a little help being creative.He has freelanced for companies such as American Greetings and Pearson Education,  as well as ghost written books for celebrity authors. Derrick has done work as a contributing blogger for sites such as Denene Millner’s award winning parenting site Mybrownbaby.com.

Go to https://derrickdbarnes.com/ to see two big book reviews for the October 10 release of CROWN: An Ode to the Fresh Cut.

Download a free discussion guide for WE COULD BE BROTHERS. It features 14 questions and activities that will spark powerful conversations on themes that are present in the novel, incl. mentoring, self respect, hip hop, brotherhood and more!                                          

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