Friday, August 9, 2019

Just Us Books Signs Award-Winning Author Marilyn Nelson to Picture Book Deal

Just Us Books has signed award-winning author Marilyn Nelson to a publishing deal for her picture book, Free Day Pie. The manuscript is based on a story Marilyn’s mother shared with her children about their grandfather's journey from slavery to establishing family roots in the predominantly Black town of Boley, OK, in the early 1900s. 

Marilyn Nelson is the 2019 winner of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and the author of numerous books for children and adults. She is also a contributor to our anthology with Crown: We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

Marilyn is represented by the Serendipity Literary Agency. 

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