Kelly Starling Lyons and Don Tate celebrate the publication of Hope’s Gift

December 27, 2012

HopecoverToday Brown Bookshelf members Kelly Starling Lyons and Don Tate celebrate the publication of their new book, Hope’s Gift (Putnam Juvenile, December 27, 2012). Kelly writes a poignant story that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Don Tate illustrates this significant moment in American history.

Kirkus describes: “A warm story about the love of a family and the jubilation of freedom.”

What are some of your other favorite stories that celebrate freedom?


Honoring The Nominees

December 12, 2012

Congratulations to those authors and illustrators that received a nomination for the 2013 NAACP Image Awards.

It’s no surprise that many are previous 28 Days Later spotlights. The Brown Bookshelf prides itself on being among the first to honor these, in some cases unsung, creative artists.

NAACP

Literary Work – Children

Fifty Cents and a Dream – Jabari Asim (Author), Bryan Collier (Illustrator) (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Harlem’s Little Blackbird – Renee Watson (Author), Christian Robinson (Illustrator) (Random House Books for Young Readers)
In the Land of Milk and Honey – Joyce Carol Thomas (Author), Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) (HarperCollins / Amistad)
Indigo Blume and the Garden City – Kwame Alexander (Word of Mouth Books)
What Color is My World? – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author), Raymons Obstfeld (Author), A.G. Ford (Illustrator) (Candlewick Press)

Literary Work – Youth/Teens

Fire in the Streets – Kekla Magoon (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
Obama Talks Back: Global Lessons – A Dialogue With America’s Young Leaders – Gregory Reed (Amber Books)
Pinned – Sharon G. Flake (Scholastic Press)
The Diary of B. B. Bright, Possible Princess – Alice Randall (Author), Caroline Williams (Author), Shadra Strickland (Illustrator) (Turner Publishing Company)
The Mighty Miss Malone – Christopher Paul Curtis (Wendy Lamb Books)

News announcement courtesy of The Children’s Book Council


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