Generations Book Club: LGBTQIA Pride

June is full of celebrations: Father’s Day, Juneteenth and Black Music Month to name a few. But a beautiful one that needs more support is LGBTQIA Pride. There are so many amazing Black authors whose work deserves to be in schools, libraries and homes around the nation. Banning. Discrediting their work. Quietly pulling their books [ Read the full article… ]

Announcing the 17th Class of 28 Days Later Honorees

Happy 2024, Friends! We were on hiatus most of last year. Happy to be back celebrating outstanding Black children’s book creators. This time, we’re doing something new. We’re collaborating with our Amplify Black Stories fellows to salute their work and give you an update on the members of The Brown Bookshelf team. Not familiar with Amplify [ Read the full article… ]

The Season of Black Boy Books – Best of 2022

Looking for outstanding children’s books featuring Black boys? Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati has you covered. Check out her guest post and list. From board books to young adult novels, she gives us wonderful titles by Black authors to read and share.   By Vanesse J. Lloyd-Sgambati, Founder of The African American Children’s Project   In 2022, books [ Read the full article… ]

Congratulations to the 15th Class of 28 Days Later Honorees!

It’s our favorite time of year! We are proud to announce the honorees of our 15th annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of outstanding Black children’s book creators. Each day during February, we will showcase an author or illustrator whose work reflects parts of who we are. It’s more important than [ Read the full article… ]

The African American Children’s Book Project’s Best Picture Books of 2021

Looking for outstanding picture books by Black creators? Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati, founder of the African American Children’s Book Project, shared her best picture books of 2021. All are available for purchase at her Bookshop site, The Literary Cafe. Save the date for the 30th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair – Saturday, February 5 from 10 [ Read the full article… ]

Generations Book Club: Celebrating Afro-Latinx Creators

Welcome back to Generations Book Club! Our new list celebrates books by Afro-Latinx creators. From picture books to middle-grade, YA to adult, we have great reads for everyone in the family. If you’d like to purchase copies of any of our picks, click on the covers below. Our mission for Generations is to raise awareness [ Read the full article… ]