28 Days Later – 2016

To promote awareness of black artists creating books for children, and to ensure they receive some level of collective push for their work, The Brown Bookshelf has established 28 Days Later, an annual celebration featuring 28 authors and illustrators throughout the month of February.

Our 2016 honorees* are:

Day 1 – Maya Angelou 

Day 2 – Damian Ward

Day 3 – Mélina Mangal

Day 4 – Daniel José Older

Day 5 – Johnny Ray Moore

Day 6 – Renée Watson

Day 7 – Ekua Holmes

Day 8 – Guy A. Sims

Day 9 – Marguerite Abouet

Day 10 – Mo’Ne Davis

Day 11 – Ronald L. Smith

Day 12 – Troy Andrews

Day 13 – Jessixa Bagley

Day 14 – Dr. Lorenzo Pace

Day 15 – Sharee Miller

Day 16 – Trevor Pryce

Day 17 – Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Day 18 – Tom Feelings

Day 19 – Lynda Blackmon Lowery

Day 20 – Cheryl Willis Hudson

Day 21 – Shannon Gibney

Day 22 – Edwidge Danticat

Day 23 – Christopher S. Ledbetter

Day 24 – Danielle Paige

Day 25 – John Lewis

Day 26 – Nnedi Okorafor

Day 27 – Aaron Phillip

Day 28 – Nicola Yoon

Day 29 – Edith (Edi) Campbell

*Vanguard honorees in bold

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