The Author

Janaka Bowman Lewis, Ph.D. is a professor of African American literature at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Her research is in African American women's narratives of freedom and representations of black children in literature.  She is the author of articles and book chapters on black women and freedom and play and sports culture in African American literature and creator of the Brown Schoolhouse series of educational books that reflect African American culture.

Author, Brown All Over
Black Women's Narratives of Freedom (coming soon)
Editor, Until It's Time
Brown Schoolhouse titles:
Bold Nia Marie Passes the Test
Green Balloons
Ed., Dr. King is Tired, Too: My Walk to Dr. King by Mac A. Bowman, MD