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Keyana Loves Her Family

I’ve been patiently waiting for my spot on the KEYANA LOVES HER FAMILY by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley & Charnelle Pinkney Barlow Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About The Book


Author: Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Illustrator: Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Pub. Date: December 13, 2022

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 40

Purchase Here: Amazon

Find it: GoodreadsB&N, TBD,

Natasha Anastasia Tarpley returns with a breakout new picture book series all about Keyana, the protagonist of her bestselling title I Love My Hair!, and the people and places she adores.

Keyana’s always full of big ideas. Her latest and greatest plan is to host a perfect family movie night. From aunts to uncles to her five favorite cousins, everyone is invited! She knows the best way to impress her guests is with a fabulous soireeand there’s a lot on her to-do list. But when the night doesn’t go as planned, she’ll have to rely on a little help from the people she loves most.
With warm illustrations by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, this character-centric new picture book series from Natasha Anastasia Tarpley will give Keyana a fresh, commercial update that’s perfect for today’s young readers.

Review for Keyana Loves Her Family

This is a super adorable children’s book about a little girl with big plans. I laugh as I say she has a big attitude too – don’t get in her way when she’s about to dazzle everyone. Her best-laid plans start to unravel and end up coming apart. While having a meltdown, an even bigger and better idea came to Keyana. The evening was saved with the help of the people she loves the most. Oh, the illustrations are wonderful too.

About the Author

Natasha Anastasia Tarpley started writing when she was seven years old, and from that young age she understood that stories could change the world. She is the author of the bestselling picture book I Love My Hair!, Bippity Bop Barbershop, The Me I Choose to Be, among other titles. Natasha is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and is the cofounder of Voonderbar! Media, a project seeking to expand the depictions of children of color in media. She lives with her family in Chicago, Illinois.

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About the Illustrator

Charnelle Pinkney Barlow was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York. She received her BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and her MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Creating images and stories that speak to the hearts of children and those that guide them is her greatest joy. Charnelle currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband. She is the illustrator of Remember to Dream, Ebere, The Real Santa, Just Like Mama, and many other titles.

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Giveaway for Keyana Loves Her Family

1 winner will receive a finished copy of KEYANA LOVES HER FAMILY, US Only.

Ends December 27th, midnight EST.

Enter the GIVEAWAY HERE! Good luck to you.

keyana loves her family book tour schedule

Keyana Loves Her Family Tour Schedule

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