Books by Dinah Johnson

BLACK MAGIC by Dinah Johnson
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Adults will find this book a great conversation starter with little ones. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"My hundred black braids make a spiderweb around my head, / and Mama's voice is black and sweet as I fall asleep." Read full book review >
QUINNIE BLUE by Dinah Johnson
Released: May 1, 2000

"The rhythm of the text, along with the details and celebratory mood of the illustrations, makes this an excellent choice for family sharing. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Johnson (Sunday Week, 1999, etc.) and Ransome (The Secret of the Stones, 2000, etc.) create an affirming story of an African-American family. Read full book review >
SUNDAY WEEK by Dinah Johnson
Released: March 1, 1999

"The spirituality in these pages is caring and inclusive, so no one is a stranger here; Geter's pastels are studied and a little self-conscious, but as warm as the biscuits served at Sunday dinner. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Johnson (All Around Town, 1998) sketches out the activities for the six days leading up to Sunday. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Text and photographs work a special magic to make the past feel new. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
A moving album, combining a quiet, questioning text with sepia-toned photographs that self-taught Richard Samuel Roberts took during the 1920s and '30s, in the African-American community of Columbia, South Carolina. Read full book review >