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African American Children’s Book Project’s Best Picture Books of 2020

For nearly three decades, Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati has celebrated and promoted the outstanding work of Black children’s book authors and illustrators through her essential organization, The African American Children’s Book Project. She has been a champion of connecting kids with Black creators, raising the profile of Black children’s literature and boosting sales through media exposure and [ Read the full article… ]

Cover Reveal: Papa’s Free Day Party

Cherished poet and children’s book author Marilyn Nelson finds inspiration all around. Winner of a Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King Honors and Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, her outstanding contributions for young people soar with meaning and heart. Whether celebrating the life of George Washington Carver, weaving a heart-wrenching memorial to Emmett Till or showing the [ Read the full article… ]

OPAL’S GREENWOOD OASIS: History in Full Color

The upcoming centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre on May 31, 2021 – June 1, 2021 offers us the opportunity to hear from Black creators telling the story of what happened in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921 through books, television, film, radio and other planned public programs. Three Black creatives in Oklahoma [ Read the full article… ]

Generations Book Club: Celebrations

For December, the Generations Book Club is all about Celebrations. Please support our Generations partner, Brain Lair Books with your purchases; link included on the titles below. Even in the midst of incredible challenges, there is always space for Black joy. Kleaver Cruz, creator of The Black Joy Project, reminds us that joy is a [ Read the full article… ]

Call And Response: A Black Lives Matter Q & A for Young People

Get ready for a powerful rally organized by Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson, Jason Reynolds and Toshi Reagon. The Black Lives Matter protests and calls to action have enlightened, energized and empowered young people in this country. But, it has also left them wondering how they can assert themselves, find answers, do something during this moment [ Read the full article… ]