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Nancy Johnson James is a poet, educator, activist and children’s book author.  Her most recent publication, “Brown:  The Many Shades of Love” will be released by Cameron and Company Press September 2020.

Nancy has a BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from Saint Mary’s College of California as well as multiple teaching credentials and a certificate in nonprofit management.  Nancy is also a student of the history and dance forms from Africa and the African Diaspora.  Her poems and lesson plans have been published in several print and online publications.

She has been an educator of children with exceptional needs for more than 15 years.  Prior to becoming an educator, Nancy worked in the fields of community economic development and arts and social justice.  Her children’s stories encourage young readers to explore and celebrate their identities in a way that is fun and accessible. 



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