Illustrating Brown Boy has been an incredible honor! Aligning perfectly with my artistic vision of producing art that supports fair representation for misrepresented people of color, the Brown Boy book serves as a tool to continue the conversation with your children about the past, present, and future about what it means to be Brown.

When I'm not illustrating, I'm drawing and painting portraits for national and international clientele and for my own enjoyment. I aim to inspire viewers to relate to and be humbled by our common humanity and diverse uniqueness, using relevant circumstances and emotional states as the unifier in my work.

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 - Shawnna L. Williams