Happy Labor Day!
As today is the day our nation has set aside for celebrating the myriad social and economic contributions of our American labor force (which all too often tends to go unlauded the rest of the year), it is more than fitting that we’ve chosen today to open up nominations for 28 Days Later-2015!
28 Days Later is The Brown Bookshelf’s flagship initiative, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Early Readers, Chapter Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by African Americans. Each day in February, we will profile a different children’s/young adult author or illustrator, hard-working African American artists who we’ve identified as creators of quality literature for young people!
The nominations we seek should be for authors, illustrators, or books that meet the following criteria:
*New Children’s or Young Adult book releases
*Children’s or Young Adult books that have “flown under the radar”
*African-American authors or illustrators
*Titles published by a traditional publisher for the trade market.
Nominations will be accepted beginning today, September 1, through October 31, 2014. To nominate an author or illustrator, simply post a comment here, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to nominate as many individuals (or books) as you like!
Note: To avoid nominating individuals who have already been honored, please check out our previous honorees at the following links:
Thanks in advance for your participation in this year’s campaign. We can’t wait to see who you nominate!