Thank you to everyone for stopping by last week to read the review of Dork Diaries and meeting Miss Nikki Maxwell and her creator Rachel Renee Russell. The winner of the Dork Diaries giveaway is Olugbemisola. Congratulations to you and thank you for your support of new authors and the Brown Bookshelf’s initiatives.
On June 2, 2009, author Rachel Renee Russell released her debut middle grade book Dork Diaries. Never fear, being a dork is cool these days and Nikki Maxwell, the dorky protagonist, embraces her dork status. To welcome Nikki and Rachel to The Brown Bookshelf family, I sat down with the two of them recently to [ Read the full article… ]
Diaries are both mysterious and popular. There is a fascination with reading another person’s diary. There have been many television show episodes dedicated to a spouse, a sibling, a parent, or a friend reading someone’s diary and finding out a big secret. Diaries are not only popular on the television screen. Throughout literature, diaries have [ Read the full article… ]
It’s that time again. School is out for the summer and young adults are looking for something to read. There are plenty of great books on the shelves of local libraries and bookstores to entertain every type of reader. Here are 5 titles to add to your summer reading list or share with the young [ Read the full article… ]
It’s that time of year again to recognize the best and brightest in books for 2008 according to various giants in the publishing industry. First up, The New York Times announced its Notable Children’s Books of 2008 which includes Walter Dean Myers’ Sunrise Over Fallujah on its list. Publishers Weekly joined in the praise for [ Read the full article… ]
Established in 2000, RAWSistaz (Reading and Writing Sistaz) Literary Group is committed to the support and promotion of books by, for and about African-Americans. Every year, RAWSistaz presents an annual gathering for the members of their online group in various cities. In addition to being a reunion for the group’s members, The RAWSistaz Affair spotlights [ Read the full article… ]
Today is an exciting day for author Stephanie Meyer and fans of her Twilight series. If the words Twilight and Stephanie Meyer don’t ring a bell with you, you’ve either been living under a rock or on another planet. Readers, young and older, are caught up in the relationship of Edward and Bella. As an [ Read the full article… ]
It’s that time again, time to celebrate more young adult books published this year. Since May, several new titles have come out that are just waiting for you to pick up and read. Some of our favorite authors are back with their second or third book, inviting us to resume the next saga in their [ Read the full article… ]