Dare Coulter


DARE COULTER is an award-winning artist, muralist, and sculptor. Her mission for her artwork is primarily to create positive and magical imagery of black people and families. She hopes to have a mural on every continent within the next five years, and a series of monumental sculptures depicting black joy all over the world. Her objective to share positive depictions led her to children’s books; An American Story is her first traditionally published title. Dare was recently Raleigh, North Carolina’s first-ever artist in residence, and was commissioned by University of North Carolina Wilmington to create a monument celebrating black lives.

Follow her art journey online at www.DareCoulter.com



New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author of The Undefeated, Kwame Alexander, pens a powerful picture book that tells the story of American slavery through the voice of a teacher struggling to help her students understand its harrowing history.

From the fireside tales in an African village, through the unspeakable passage across the Atlantic, to the backbreaking work in the fields of the South, this is a story of a people’s struggle and strength, horror and hope. This is the story of American slavery, a story that needs to be told and understood by all of us. A testament to the resilience of the African American community, this book honors what has been and envisions what is to be.

With stunning mixed-media illustrations by newcomer Dare Coulter, this is a potent book for those who want to speak the truth. Perfect for family sharing, the classroom, and homeschooling.

Dare Coulter - Cover - An American Story