Don Brown
Author and Illustrator

Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him “a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies.” He lives in New York with his family. 

Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him “a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies.” He lives in New York with his family. 

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On Writing about Tragedy for Young Readers
I have written two-dozen non-fiction history books for kids over as many years. My latest books recount an environmental disaster and a killer hurricane, neither of which is an easy topic for readers regardless of age. The question I often face is how to present difficult material to kids?
Don Brown
Author and Illustrator
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