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Read Alouds, Lessons and Plans…Oh My

Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash   The artistic community has really stepped up to help keep folks engaged, entertained and informed during the Covid-19 outbreak.  There are author read-alouds, writing and illustrating exercises,live dance classes and free concerts everywhere I turn. It makes me proud to be a member of this community, who sprung into action even [ Read the full article… ]

Announcing the 13th Class of 28 Days Later Honorees

We have a list! Our signature campaign, 28 Days Later, is designed to celebrate Black children’s book creators and raise awareness of those who may be under the radar of librarians, educators and families. The list is created through considering nominations posted on our site and internal research.  Each day of Black History Month, we [ Read the full article… ]

28 Days Later Call for Nominations

  Kwame Alexander. Renée Watson. Derrick Barnes. Just a few of the outstanding Black children’s book creators we showcased here before they received well-deserved, industry-wide acclaim. Put your thinking caps on. Help us identify under-the-radar and vanguard Black children’s book creators we should consider profiling. Let us know who we should check out so we [ Read the full article… ]

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Stop and Think Reading List and Resources

Thank you to everyone who attended Stop and Think: The Brown Bookshelf Examines Representation in Children Literature. Your support meant so much. Our mission is to center and celebrate Black children’s book creators. Here are resources from our NCTE  program: Book evaluation questions: In what ways does Black joy shine in the story and art? [ Read the full article… ]

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