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Kimberly Barrett Luttery Books and More


My desire is to tell uplifting universal stories that feature African American children as the main characters. These colorful picture books promote inclusiveness and diversity.

Grandpa Had a Grandpa Too
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     Jeremy loves playing with his grandpa but has a hard time imagining that Grandpa was ever a child. Grandpa shares with Jeremy all the fun times he had with his own grandfather, whom he affectionately called Paw Paw, when he was young . . . bicycle riding, sharing scary stories, playing at the park, eating ice cream together, and more. This story affirms that the simplest times we share with our little ones can create the most beloved and cherished memories.


     Nia loves playing with her grandmother Nana but has a hard time imagining that Nana was ever a child. Join them as Nana shares with Nia all the fun times she had with her own grandmother as a child . . . fishing at the creek, chasing fireflies at dusk, eating blackberries from the backyard, and more. This story affirms that the simplest times we share with our little ones can create the most beloved and cherished memories.

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     In this story, Nia shares everything that she loves about herself from her head to her feet, inside and out. This book was written to encourage children to embrace the unique individuals that they are. Building confidence and self-esteem starts at a young age, and every child has her or his own gifts, talents, and strengths. The positive images and affirmations on each page were designed to help foster confidence, and each child who reads it will see that everything about them is beautiful and wonderful.

About Kimberly

     Kimberly Barrett Luttery is a writer, publisher, and author of colorful children’s picture books including Grandma Had a Grandma Too, I Am Wonderfully Made, and Grandpa Had a Grandpa Too. She founded Azure Dusk Publishing, LLC to share inspiring stories with early readers that have a positive impact on how they perceive themselves and interact with others.


     These interactive and universal stories appeal to children ages 3 - 8 years old, but older children and adults will love them as well. The simplicity of the language is perfect for reading aloud as a bedtime or anytime story.

The books feature Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) as the main characters.


Kimberly says “BIPOC readers are an underserved audience in the children’s book genre. I passionately believe that books with diverse characters should be in the hands of children from all backgrounds to promote character diversity and inclusiveness.”

     Kimberly’s love for fiction began at an early age with writing short stories and poetry. After receiving a B.A. degree in Mass Communications from Illinois State University, she spent much of her career working with non-profit organizations that focus on family and children. But she has always been passionate about creative writing.

Kimberly grew up in Rockford, Illinois, and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Grandpa Had a Grandpa Too
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Why Buy BIPOC Books?

It is important for Black children to see positive images of themselves reflected in the world. I recognize that a wonderful place to start is with children’s books, so it is my mission to help fill that void.

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An important part of what I do as a children's book author is participating in Community Engagement events that support literacy for young readers. I love to attend book fairs, especially those that focus on boosting reading skills, encouraging family reading adventures, and the importance of parent/child storytime.

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