Official Website of Ann McGovern, Popular Children’s Book Author

Black is Beautiful

Q: What gave you the idea for BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL?

A: BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL was written after Martin Luther King was killed. I went to a rally in New York City’s Central Park and saw so many people weeping. I heard a man shout to the crowd, “Black is beautiful. Know it, feel it!”  I was very moved and stayed up most of the night writing a poem about the beauty of blackness.  The poem became a book. BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL is illustrated with Hope Wurmfeld’s poignant photographs. Hope and I are close friends.


A black horse running--racing--free. Free in the rain, the wind--like me.