Larry Dane Brimner has written more than 150 books aimed at young readers, both fiction and non-fiction, drawing on 20 years of classroom teaching as an experience in how to connect with his audience.

Growing up in a family whose roots were in Birmingham, Alabama helped make Brimner interested in writing about racial prejudice and the explosive events that occurred in the South during the civil rights era.

Brimner's most recent book on the topic is Black & White: The Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor, written for readers ages 12 and up. It was recognized with the Robert F. Sibert award for outstanding non-fiction.