Look for BEAUTIFUL SHADES OF BROWN, THE ART OF LAURA WHEELER WARING to debut Feb. 4, 2020 from Creston Books/Lerner Books!

The incredibly talented Felicia Marshall of Houston, Texas is the illustrator. You can read about her by clicking here.

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Self-portrait by Felicia Marshall, illustrator of BEAUTIFUL SHADES OF BROWN

It has been an incredible honor to work on the first picture book about this great artist. I am deeply thankful to Laura Wheeler Waring’s great-niece, Madeline Murphy Rabb, the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art for permission to reproduce Waring’s paintings in our book.

The book is available now for preorder on Amazon , at Barnes & Noble, Interabang Books, Express Booksellers and additional bookstores (if it’s not there, please request). Don’t forget to ask your local library to stock a copy or two — and check them out. Reviews on Amazon and Goodreads are a great, free way to help authors and illustrators, too. Please help spread the word on how amazing Felicia Marshall’s illustrations are; she deserves recognition!

Nancy with a Laura Wheeler Waring painting of Alice Dunbar Nelson at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. The painting is reproduced in the book, ‘Beautiful Shades of Brown,’ illustrated by Felicia Marshall

Nancy with a Laura Wheeler Waring painting of Alice Dunbar Nelson at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. The painting is reproduced in the book, ‘Beautiful Shades of Brown,’ illustrated by Felicia Marshall