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Nancy Johnson James is a poet, educator, activist and children’s book author.  Her book, “Brown:  The Many Shades of Love” was released by Cameron and Company Press September 2020. "Black: The Many Wonders of My World" was released in April 2022. Blue: The Many Ways I Feel is available now for preorder. 

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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