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“To appreciate the rivalry you have to realize Grambling and Southern fans are close friends, as well as relatives." 


- Legendary Coach Eddie Robinson Sr.

Inspired by the author's sincere love of the Bayou Classic and the unique culture and traditions of Southern University and Grambling State University, 'Twas the Night Before Bayou Classic and 'Twas the Night Before Bayou Classic: A Tiger's Tale celebrate the excitement, rivalry, and legacy of the Bayou Classic. The books' spirited rhymes and lively illustrations can be enjoyed by Jaguar and Tiger readers of every age! Find out what happens on the eve of one of the nation's greatest sports rivalries in 'Twas the Night Before Bayou Classic.


'Twas the Night Before Bayou Classic
It is the eve of the Bayou Classic, and a family of Southern University fans are filled with anticipation and blue-and-gold spirit. Find out what happens when an unexpected visitor arrives at their door.

'Twas the Night Before Bayou Classic:  A Tiger's Tale
On the eve of the Bayou Classic, and a family of Grambling State University fans are preparing to cheer on the Tigers. Find out what happens when a surprise visitor knocks at their door.

About the Author

Andrea Brew Harrison is a Louisiana native.  She has worked in the field of education since 2003. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Southern University and A & M College in 2000, later a Master of Education from Northwestern State University. She will complete a Master of Library Science in December 2023 from Texas Woman's University.


Andrea's love of children's literature and the joy it brings to young readers has inspired her to write and share her own poetry and stories.


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