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The Making of Butterflies
The Making of Butterflies by Ibram X. Kendi and Zora Neale Hurston
by Ibram X. Kendi and Zora Neale Hurston illustrated by Kah Yangni

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New York, NY: Amistad | Harper Collins (Pub: March 7, 2023)

Board Book. Signed by Ibram X. Kendi.

24 pages. 8 in H | 8 in W

From the creators of Magnolia Flower, Zora Neale Hurston and Ibram X. Kendi, comes an adaptation of a creation story about the vibrant origin of butterflies.

A colorful story, perfect for the littlest readers.

Zora Neale Hurston was an American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker. She portrayed racial struggles in the early-1900s American South and published research on West African spiritual practices of enslaved Black Americans. The most popular of her four novels is Their Eyes Were Watching God, published in 1937.

Ibram X. Kendi is a National Book Award–winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. His books include Antiracist Baby; Goodnight Racism; How to Be an Antiracist; and How to Raise an Antiracist. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. In 2020, Time magazine named Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He has also been awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship.

Kah Yangni is an illustrator living in Philadelphia who makes heartfelt art about justice, queerness, and joy. They’ve worked with The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vice Media, and Chronicle Books, as well as with causes like the Transgender Law Center and the Movement for Black Lives, and their poster work is in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Kah’s artistic mission is to heal themself and others by making art that focuses on radical optimism and the power we have to make the world a better place.

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