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. Beginning February 1, we’ll feature a Black children’s book creator each day, ending with a conversation about young adult novels on February 28.