Dionna L. Mann

Dionna L. Mann is an independent researcher and children’s book author of both fiction and nonfiction. Dionna loves learning about lesser known individuals in African American history, and then sharing their stories with young readers.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Pooh began to feel a little more comfortable, because when you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.”—A. A. Milne, House at Pooh Corner

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Maria Gianferrari, Heather Lang, Ebony Glenn

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

Why not give the crazy ride a whirl?

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Have fun!