- US Edition
Perkin’s Perfect Purple
Co-written with Debbie L. Dunn, and illustrated by Francesca Sanna, this is the fascinating true story of groundbreaking chemist William Perkin, who used the scientific method to create the color purple.
World rights: Little, Brown (October 2020)
Kirkus Starred Review
“Brisk, alliterative and full of well-chosen details … Perfect for STEAM-infused reading.”
Tami Lewis Brown is the author of the MG novel, THE MAP OF ME (FSG), as well as several picture books. Her debut PB was SOAR, ELINOR! which was excellently reviewed. She has a picture book about the New York artist Keith Haring publishing in 2020, and another, co-authored with Debbie Loren Dunn, about the women mathematicians who worked on the ENIAC computer, coming in the same year. PERKIN’S PURPLE – about the character and science behind the discovery of the color purple -will follow in 2021. She grew up on a Kentucky horse farm, was a trial lawyer before turning to writing, and she has an MFA from Vermont College of the Fine Arts in writing for young readers. She lives with her family in one of the oldest houses in Washington DC.