Story to Tell Books 


Ras ‘Ammar Nsoroma, known as Ammar, was born in Milwaukee and has lived in Milwaukee for most of his life. He graduated from the Milwaukee High School of the Arts, where he painted his first mural as a senior, and then attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) as well as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited extensively in both Chicago and Milwaukee and has created over 100 murals in Milwaukee, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Washington DC collectively. Ammar is a founding member of African-American Artists Beginning to Educate Americans About African-American Art (ABEA) and is an avid reader. The knowledge he gains through reading is reflected in his drawings, paintings, murals, and mixed media pieces.

Story to Tell Books 

Deanna Singh is the daughter of a Sikh American man and African American woman.  Her husband is African American and German American.  Their two children, Zephaniah and Zion, reflect all of those beautiful heritages.  Instilling pride in their color, in a country that is filled with negative images and messages about their brown skin, is the primary motivation for writing this children’s book.  A native of Milwaukee, WI Singh earned her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  She is committed in her personal and professional life to the pursuit of social justice, this book is an extension of that commitment. 


ILLUSTRATOR: rAS' ammar nsoroma