The Sowing Circle... Every Book a Seed!

The Sowing Circle... Every Book a Seed!

The Sowing Circle... Every Book a Seed!The Sowing Circle... Every Book a Seed!The Sowing Circle... Every Book a Seed!

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Sowing Circle Mission Statement

Our Magnitude and Bond

We are Black Creatives sowing words and images in the hearts of children to reap a generation that is inquisitive, empathetic, and enlightened. This mission  is achieved when you purchase our books and share them with a child in your family or donate them to a library, school, or children's hospital. Books are daily bread.  Feed a child today.

Reaping a Harvest Through Literacy


Tameka Fryer Brown

Tameka has gone from medical sales and full-time-mom to marvelous and amazing writer for young readers. Her  picture book titles include Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day and My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood. Her work appears in the anthology, We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices and NOW for bubbly, bouncing babies EVERYWHERE, her 2020 release is BROWN BABY LULLABY. From infants to preschoolers, every child needs a bedtime story! Visit Tameka at

Alice Faye Duncan

Alice Faye Duncan is a National Board Library Media Specialist and writer. She wrote the toe-tapping classic, Honey Baby Sugar Child, A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks, and Memphis, Martin and the Mountaintop--a 2019 Coretta Scott King Honor Medal. Alice's 2020 release is JUST LIKE A MAMA. This love song celebrates the heart connection between children and forever Mamas, who cherish them. JUST LIKE A MAMA is for ages Pre-K - 3rd Grade. 

Kelly Starling Lyons

Kelly Starling Lyons is the author of multiple and amazing award-winning picture books and chapter books. A few titles include the Jada Jones Series, Going Down Home with Daddy, Sing a Song--How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations and Ellen's Broom, a Coretta Scott King Honor Medal. Her January release is DREAM BUILDER--THE STORY OF ARCHITECT PHILIP FREELON. Freelon helped build the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. This S.T.E.A.M. book is perfect for 3rd - 7th Grade. 

Vanessa Newton

Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter who studied fashion illustration at FIT and children's book illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is the author and illustrator of Grandma's Purse and has illustrated numerous children's books, including  the ever-popular and fantastic--King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes. Her January release--JUST LIKE ME, is a picture book and collection of poems celebrating girlhood. It is perfect for ages Pre-K to 3rd Grade. Visit Vanessa at

SOW A SEED...January 14, 2020!

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