Caroline Brewer is a professional speaker, author, content creator, literacy activist and consultant. She is the Indiana-born daughter of an Alabama-born storyteller. When Caroline Brewer writes, she commits to her words making worlds where peace and harmony reign and everybody’s dancing on a soul-to-soul train. When Caroline Brewer writes, she bakes bread for the hungry, pours water for the thirsty, heaps hope for the hopeless, packaged with a bit of dope-ness. When Caroline Brewer writes, she fashions stories for the young and young at heart, for those looking to get a fresh start, make everything in life a work of beautiful art, and acknowledge that nature rocks and don’t stop!
Ms. Brewer, who lives in Washington, D.C, is the author of 13 books and an environmentalist. She is the former Chairwoman of the Taking Nature Black Conference and former Marketing and Communications Director of the Audubon Naturalist Society. She is currently working on national and international forums to address environmental crises and writing books about nature. Ms. Brewer is a former Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and served on two Pulitzer juries. She has been a reading teacher and classroom teacher, and as an author, speaker, and consultant has presented readings, speeches, and seminars to more than 27,000 teachers, children, tutors, parents, librarians, and general audiences, including at conferences, such as the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and the Taking Nature Black Conference.
Ms. Brewer’s most recent books include Say Their Names, a picture book due out in August 2022 by Reycraft Books. Inspired by her ancestors' courage, fueled by a voice as sweet as a song, 7-year-old Aliya leads a march for Black Lives that galvanizes us to #saytheirnames, imagine, and work for deeper, higher, love-inspired change; and the rhythmic novel, Darius Daniels: Game On!, about 11-year-old Darius’s journey to identity inside a video game that tries to play him. Both books are part of Caroline’s Hungry Readers Campaign, designed to get kids hooked on books and to disrupt and change the literacy game for children and families the world over.