Actress - Storyteller - Author
Echo Brown is a visionary storyteller from Cleveland, Ohio who creates and performs inspiring one woman shows. She is also an author who writes mold-breaking autobiographical young adult fiction novels that are infused with magical realism. Her first book, Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard, was published by Macmillan Publishing House January 14, 2020. Echo is currently working on her second book which will be published by Macmillan in 2021.
Echo is currently based in Paris, France and is represented by Janine Kamouh at WME.
"[An] empowering autobiographical novel fused with magical realism and allegory . . . with the nods to Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, and Alice Walker. ―SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, STARRED REVIEW
"Just brilliant."―KIRKUS REVIEWS
"A treasure of a story that’s poignant, soulful, and inspiring."―BOOKLIST
"Mold-breaking. The novel never shies from tough subject matter (drug addiction, sexual assault), at the same time deftly integrating magically realistic components and allegory into contemporary scenes."―PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY
"Echo Brown has written a novel for young readers, mining her experiences of racism, poverty, sexual abuse, and depression to create an inspiring tale of a young wizard." ―NYTIMES