SU Alum Andrea Brew Writes Children’s Book Entitled ‘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. “Wait, is that a Grambling fan at the door?”

“I am so excited to share my first children’s book, ‘Twas the Night Before Bayou Classic, with you! This book is inspired by my sincere love of Southern University and the University’s unique culture and traditions.”

– Andrea Brew –


During the 2016 Bayou Classic ‘Twas the Night Before Bayou Classic took to New Orleans on the eve of the big game. In the heart of the French Market, Andrea Brew met Bayou Classic-goers from across the country. Also in 2016, The St. Martin Parish Public Library hosted a community event celebrating the recent publications of three local authors. Andrea Brew, a St. Martin Parish native, was present for a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Bayou Classic, book signing and a panel discussion.

The new book published by Mascot Books, made its television debut on Acadiana’s KLAF morning show. Andrea Brew and host, Joe Sam, were perfectly coordinated in blue and gold and both were filled with Southern spirit.


Andrea Brew, honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a read aloud at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated – New Iberia Alumnae Chapter Martin Luther King Day Celebration.


Andrea Brew is a Louisiana native.  She is an elementary school librarian and has worked in the field of education for fourteen years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Southern University and A & M College in 2000, and later a Master of Education from Northwestern State 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.


HOW TO PURCHASE:  “Twas The Night Before Bayou Classic 

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Follow E'Vonne: Instagram: @forever_evonne Twitter: @EVonneGipson SC: @byevonnegipson E'Vonne Gipson is an award winning journalist from Missouri City, TX. She is a graduate of Grambling State University where she received a B.A. degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in journalism and public relations. Gipson has written for several publications including Sheen Magazine, HBCU Buzz, The Black Beat, The News-Star, The Ruston Daily Leader,, and Houston Style Magazine. She is a former business reporting intern at Abilene Reporter-News in Abilene, TX and a current social media intern for MC Lyte's Hip Hop Sisters Network. She first began her journalism career writing for her school's newspaper "The Gramblinite". In 2016, Gipson worked with the Web Department at Houston television station, KHOU-11 TV where she gained professional photography and social media skills. Gipson is currently a producer at USA Today Network newspaper, The News-Star in Monroe. She is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


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