Why Juneteenth Matters

Thursday, President Joe Biden signed a bill into law making Juneteenth the first federal holiday established since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Marking the date when General Gordon Granger arrived with the Union Army to enforce that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were free – June 19, 1865 – Juneteenth is a celebration of [ Read the full article… ]

Book Giveaway: The Wonder of the World Leaf

  The The Wonder of the World Leaf Book Giveaway is fully sponsored and organized by the book’s author. It is not sponsored by (or in any way affiliated with) HarperCollins. From dynamic duo Summer Edward (author) and Sayada Ramdial (illustrator) comes The Wonder of the World Leaf, a hopeful nature-loving tale of community and [ Read the full article… ]

African American Children’s Book Project’s Best Picture Books of 2020

For nearly three decades, Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati has celebrated and promoted the outstanding work of Black children’s book authors and illustrators through her essential organization, The African American Children’s Book Project. She has been a champion of connecting kids with Black creators, raising the profile of Black children’s literature and boosting sales through media exposure and [ Read the full article… ]

Cover Reveal: Papa’s Free Day Party

Cherished poet and children’s book author Marilyn Nelson finds inspiration all around. Winner of a Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King Honors and Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, her outstanding contributions for young people soar with meaning and heart. Whether celebrating the life of George Washington Carver, weaving a heart-wrenching memorial to Emmett Till or showing the [ Read the full article… ]