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Denene Millner is the Editorial Director of Denene Millner Books, an imprint that publishes stories featuring Black children and families, by Black authors and illustrators. In her imprint’s debut year, Denene published Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, one of the most decorated picture books of 2018. Her debut list at S&S earned a second Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award Honor for Illustration when she published Cozbi A. Cabrera’s Me & Mama, along with the NAACP-nominated Just Like a Mama, by Alice Faye Duncan, and Wings of Ebony, a YA Fantasy book that debuted on the New York Times bestseller’s list. Denene is also a six-time New York Times best-selling author, Emmy Award-nominated TV show host and award-winning journalist who has written 31 books, among them the picture book Early Sunday Morning. The Atlanta-based editor and mom of two is interested in stories that celebrate the humanity of Black children.

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Me & Mama
If Dominican Were a Color
My Rainy Day Rocket Ship
Wings of Ebony
Last Updated: June 7, 2022