Two Mrs. Gibsons
By Toyomi Igus
Illustrated by Daryl Wells
Two Mrs. Gibsons is author Toyomi Igus's tender and touching tribute to the two most important women in her life—her Japanese mother and her African American grandmother.
From memories of her grandmother's big bear hugs to her mother's light down-filled comforter hugs, from listening to her grandmother's lively spirituals to her mother's soft lullabies, from playing with her grandmother's fancy going-to-a-Sunday-meetin' hats to trying on her mother's kimono, Toyomi celebrates the joys and rich diversity of growing up biracial.
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About the Creators
is the author and editor of several books for children, including Two Mrs. Gibsons and the award-winning Going Back Home, her brilliant account of artist Michele Wood's personal journey to the South. The former Editor and Publications Director for UCLA's Center for African American Studies, she lives in Los Angeles, California.
is a painter and former art teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has worked with young people to create many public murals.A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she is a native of Los Angeles, California.