We Are Here: Announcing The Honorees

28dayslogo“Where can I find black children’s books?” It’s a question asked by kids, parents, teachers, librarians and other readers. The Brown Bookshelf was founded a decade ago to advocate for more visibility and support and to be a go-to resource. Through our signature campaign, 28 Days Later,  we’ve featured more than 200 black children’s book creators. Today, we are proud to announce our 10th class of honorees.

For this milestone, we’re using a special format. Each week of our Black History Month celebration will showcase a different theme. We’ll kick off the party with creators of books for younger readers. Next, we’ll highlight ones with titles for older children and teens, those with outstanding social justice books and end with authors and illustrators who have inspired us on our personal journeys.

Stay tuned for exciting news, resources and partnerships throughout our anniversary year. Our first surprise . . . Drum roll please  . . . TeachingBooks.net has created this free link full of multimedia resources by each our 2017 honorees. Thank you to Nick Glass, Carin Bringelson and their staff for partnering with us to offer this treasure trove of information.

Please spread the word and join us in saluting these outstanding authors and illustrators:

New Voices Younger:
Feb. 1 – Andrea J. Loney
Feb. 2 – Ron Husband
Feb. 3 – Nikkolas Smith
Feb. 4 – Nadia Hohn
Feb. 5 – Olive Senior
Feb. 6 – Latisha Redding
Feb. 7 – Jeffery Weatherford

New Voices Older:
Feb. 8 – Leah Henderson
Feb. 9 – Sarah Everett
Feb. 10 – Linda Williams Jackson
Feb. 11 – Michael Cottman
Feb. 12 – Margot Lee Shetterly
Feb. 13 – Ibi Zoboi
Feb. 14 – Christine Kendall

Social Justice:
Feb. 15 – Maya Penn
Feb. 16 – Alix Delinois
Feb. 17 – Angie Thomas
Feb. 18 – Benjamin Zephaniah
Feb. 19 – Anaya Lee Willabus
Feb. 20 – Michael S. Bandy

Feb. 21 – Rita Williams Garcia
Feb. 22 – Salva Dut
Feb. 23 – Jason Reynolds & Javaka Steptoe
Feb. 24 – Andrea Davis Pinkney
Feb. 25 – Rosa Guy
Feb. 26 – Eloise Greenfield & Jacqueline Woodson
Feb. 27 – Vanessa Brantley Newton
Feb. 28 – Eric Velasquez

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