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Tabitha Brown

Connection to Illinois: Brown received a BFA in Illustration from The American Academy of Art in Chicago in 2005. She is currently an illustrator based in Illinois.

Biography: Tabitha Brown is an illustrator who blends drawings, found textures, and vintage papers to create "digital collages" of women enjoying life and nature. Her artwork has been featured on several sites including Huffington Post, Design Milk, Decor8, Modish, and Afrolicious.

  • My Hair is Like the Sun Illinois READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2024

Primary Literary Genre(s): Illustrator

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

My Hair Is Like the Sun
ISBN: 1797221795 OCLC: 1362513496

Chronicle Books 2023

My hair is like the sun . . . the stars . . . the ocean! From curls that wind like rivers to coils that shimmer like stars, this book featuring photographs of real children and their natural hairstyles encourages little ones to see themselves reflected in the wonders of nature. Tenderly written and stunningly photographed by St. Clair Detrick-Jules, and with vibrant illustrations by Tabitha Brown, this timeless book shares a sweet and powerful message of self-love.