Thank you to the following artists and businesses who have donated their creative talents to produce and market this book. Their wonderful talents combined to produce a beautiful book, and their generosity made the book possible. Please send your business their way!

 Hallie Q. Brown Community Center

Roger Barr is proud to partner with the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center to address hunger issue in our community. The Hallie Q. Brown Community Center is a nonprofit social service organization serving the African American community and residents in the Summit-University neighborhood of St. Paul for 91 years.   Hallie’s food shelf has provided fresh and nutritious food for those in need for 46 years.


The Design Company –book design

The Design Company is a full-service graphic communications firm committed to producing socially, aesthetically, and fiscally responsible print and Web/electronic materials for customers. For over 30 years, this women-owned business has been “having fun, doing good work and making a profit” … enthusiastically returning a portion of that profit back to the community.


Kirk Anderson, cover artist

Kirk Anderson is a political cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic designer. His cartoons have appeared in the Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, New York Times, Washington Post, The Onion, and other trusted news sources. To see examples of Kirk’s work, go to:

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