I Am Brown

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you’re in—of being brown, of being amazing, of being you.

Format Your Price
Temporarily out of stock
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2020-03-03
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV030000, JUV074000, JUV039140
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 9.75
Features Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed


  • UKLA Book Award Longlist, Long-listed, 2021



“Clearly intended to counter the negative messages that dark-skinned children encounter early in their lives, the book bursts with love and energy, in the images and in the words.”—Booklist

Publishers Weekly

“Beginning with a child sporting exuberant puffball pigtails and broadening into a community of brown-skinned children, the figures in this joyful picture book love the skin they’re in.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“The global outlook is a refreshing corrective to often confining Western understandings. . . .This message of the normalcy and joy of being brown is upbeat and uplifting.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Ashok Banker

Ashok Banker is the bestselling author of more than 63 books which have sold more than 3.2 million copies in 21 countries and 61 languages. I Am Brown is his debut picture book.

Illustrator: Sandhya Prabhat

Sandhya Prabhat is an independent animator and illustrator from India. She has published nearly a dozen picture books. She also animates videos and designs e-stickers.