About the Brown Bookshelf

The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers. Our flagship initiative is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by Black creators. You can read more about the members of The Brown Bookshelf here.


28 Days Later

Through 28 Days Later, we applaud and center Black authors and illustrators whose work should be shared year-round. From February 1st through the 28th, we will feature a different Black artist each day...so visit daily and learn something new about all of them!