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Dianne Johnson-Feelings

About Dianne Johnson-Feelings

Dr. Dianne Johnson-Feelings is a professor of English at the University of South Carolina, with a career dedicated to the history of African American children's literature. As Dinah Johnson, she is the author of such picture books as Quinnie Blue and Black Magic (both Holt). She is the proud mother of Niani Feelings.

Black Creators for Children

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are part of a profoundly rich history of African American children’s literature. It is a history that stretches back into the nineteenth century through the early-twentieth century Brownies’ Book magazine and the mid-twentieth-century Ebony Jr! publication. It is a history that encompasses the bibliographies of Negro literature for children […]