Children’s Book Week 2013: Send Us Your Shout-Outs!

CBW-Poster-400The annual celebration of the children’s books, Children’s Book Week is here. Sponsored by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child A Reader, includes events across the U.S., downloadable resources for kids and educators, and a Gala honoring the year’s Children’s and Teen Choice Book Award winners. This year, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Walter Dean Myers will present the Impact Award to author and journalist Michele Norris, whose work at National Public Radio is “creatively and significantly advancing our collective mission of instilling a lifelong love of reading in children.” From the CBC: “Ms. Norris conceived of NPR’s Backseat Book Club, a book club for children ages 9-14 that encourages them to read along with the monthly selection and to send their questions in to NPR. At month’s end, some of those questions are put to the book’s author during a segment on All Things Considered. Programs like this promote the joy of reading, a necessary element in instilling a lifelong love of reading in children.”

In honor of Children’s Book Week, we invite you to post your favorite new titles (within the past two years) from Black authors and illustrators in the comments below. At the end of the week, we will compile the list for your summer reading enjoyment.

Thank you.

The Brown Bookshelf Team

8 Responses to Children’s Book Week 2013: Send Us Your Shout-Outs!

  1. tadmack says:

    Nalo Hopkinson, THE CHAOS
    Alaya Dawn Johnson, THE SUMMER PRINCE

  2. Reblogged this on WordWranglerNC and commented:
    From the BrownBookshelf!

  3. I just reblogged this!

  4. Crystal says:

    No Crystal Stair, The Mighty Miss Malone (Curtis) I Too am America (Collier), I Have a Dream (Nelson)

  5. Sam Bloom says:

    I second No Crystal Stair by the totally awesome Vaunda Nelson. I’ll add anything – and I do mean anything – by Kadir Nelson. And I was thrilled when Shane Evans won CSK love for Underground, which was phenomenal.

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