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Dinah Johnson

Dinah Johnson © Niani Feelings

DINAH JOHNSON has written several books for young readers. A professor of English literature at the University of South Carolina, Dinah lives with her daughter, Niani, in Columbia, South Carolina.
 

BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

Hair Dance!

Dinah Johnson; Kelly Johnson, contributor

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Hair comes in all colors, textures, and styles. Whether it is worn long or short, in braids or cornrows, or left natural in an Afro, hair plays a big part in who we are and how we feel about...

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All Around Town

Dinah Johnson; Richard Samual Roberts, Photographer

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

This special picture book offers a window into the African American community of Columbia, South Carolina, during the early twentieth century. While the town is specific, the themes and photographs are universal--weddings and funerals, teachers and preachers, sassy cars and baseball teams, and, of course, families of all sizes. More than half a century later, Richard Samuel Roberts's photographs and Dinah Johnson's lyrical text come together to illustrate the pride, joy, and strength of a bustling community.

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Black Magic

Dinah Johnson; Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Black is a look, a taste, a speed, an emotion. It’s the surprising stripes on a zebra, the taste of dark chocolate, the scary, exciting feeling of going inside a tunnel, and a mother’s...

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