Don Brown's Books for Children & Young People
William Allen White Children’s Book Award
I received the exciting news that America Is Under Attack won the William Allen White Children’s Book Award for 2014. The award was established by Emporia State University in 1952 to honor the memory of one of Kansas’s most distinguished citizens. It is meant to encourage children to read and enjoy books. During the awards celebration […]
He Has Shot the President!
He Has Shot the President!, my book recounting Lincoln’s assassination and the capture of John Wilkes Booth, was published by Roaring Brook Press in April, the 150th anniversary of the tragedy. It was enthusiastically received; A wonderful review here. A nifty slideshow of some of my art can be seen here.
New Work Sketches
I’m working on two exciting projects, Drowned City and Aaron and Alexander. The former tells the tell the story of the Hurricane Katrina and the disaster that it brought to New Orleans in 2005. I bring a graphic novel style to the tale. The 96 page book will perfect for 10 to 12 year-old readers. […]