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Day 28: Shauntay Grant

Drawing from her African Nova Scotian heritage, Shauntay Grant pays homage to the past and celebrates kids today through her many award-winning children’s books. Community, lyricism and authenticity are hallmarks of her work. From picture books Africville (Groundwood) and Up Home (Nimbus) to board book My Hair is Beautiful (Nimbus), Shauntay Grant’s work is a [ Read the full article… ]

Day 27: Dapo Adeola

Dapo Adeola is an illustrator and designer who creates characters and images that challenge gender norms in a fun and upbeat way. He is the co-creator and illustrator of the Penguin Random House picture book series Look Up! (June 2019) — the number 1 picture book from a debut author and illustrator in 2019 — [ Read the full article… ]

Day 25: Morgan Parker

From Parker’s official bio: “Morgan Parker is a poet, essayist, and novelist. She is the author of the poetry collections Magical Negro (Tin House 2019), There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House 2017), and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015); and a young adult novel, Who Put This [ Read the full article… ]


On this the 23rd day of February, The Brown Bookshelf is honored to highlight: CHARLOTTE NICOLE DAVIS Charlotte Nicole Davis is the author of The Good Luck Girls, a young adult fantasy novel released in the Fall of 2019 with Tor Teen. A graduate of The New School’s Writing for Children MFA program, Charlotte loves [ Read the full article… ]

Day 22: Joshunda Sanders

Joshunda Sanders dreamed of being a writer ever since she was a tween. Sitting on her fire escape, she came up with stories inspired by the world around her. Today, this educator and veteran journalist, helps kids find their own voice. Joshunda’s powerful picture book, I Can Write the World (illustrated by Charly Palmer, published [ Read the full article… ]