On Hello, Mister Blue–Kirkus–A visually stunning narrative that poses hard questions with no easy answers and highlights hope despite hardship.

Daria Peoples

Region: West

Categories: Picture Books

Genres: BIPOC Fiction Nonfiction

Daria Peoples‘s (dariapeoples.com) first job was at nine years old in the children’s section of her hometown library in Paso Robles, California. She worked a little, but she mostly read picture books. Daria loved basketball, drawing, and painting. Her dad gave her art lessons in their garage on Rose Lane, and Daria’s mom rescued her first self-portrait from the kitchen trash can, and had it professionally framed the next day. Today, it hangs in her parents’ living room as a reminder that our life’s purpose almost always introduces itself to us as a child. Daria earned a BA in English from UC Santa Barbara, where she found herself shelving books in the library once again and reading the writings of many notable authors. After earning a Masters in Education and 10 years of teaching, Daria became a full-time author and illustrator.  

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Books by Daria Peoples

Region: West

Categories: Picture Books

Genres: BIPOC Fiction Nonfiction