COVER REVEAL – Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

The Tulsa Race Massacre. Maybe you learned about it on the series opener of Watchmen or read about it over the years. But did you learn it in school? Award-winners Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper want to change that and make sure this horrific act of terror is not forgotten. In 1921, white mobs launched [ Read the full article… ]

Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival Honors Ashley Bryan

Today, on Ashley Bryan‘s birthday, we’re thrilled to share a guest post about an incredible children’s book festival created in his honor. Award-winning artist Daniel Minter and his executive creative director wife Marcia are the founders of the hosting organization, Indigo Arts Alliance. The festival is named in honor of Bryan’s Coretta Scott King Award-winning [ Read the full article… ]

Generations Book Club: Black Music Month

Today kicks off Black Music Month. In our first list for Generations Book Club, we include books that salute our Black National Anthem, explore a middle grader finding his voice and purpose, show an 18-year-old violinist navigating complicated choices about life and love and offer wisdom and experiences on discovering the creativity inside. Please check [ Read the full article… ]

Kick off Summer Reading with Generations

We’re thrilled to introduce The Brown Bookshelf’s latest project, Generations Book Club. A summer initiative designed to inspire and empower readers of all ages, we’re excited to kick it off on June 1. Aligned with our group’s mission to raise awareness of books by Black creators, Generations also resolves to boost sales, help families nurture [ Read the full article… ]

Making Our Own Market: Wade & Cheryl Hudson

For the last post in the Making Our Own Market series, we hear from trailblazers Wade and Cheryl Hudson.  Award-winning children’s book creators and founders of Just Us Books, they share important history and perspective. What progress have we made? How can we keep pushing for sustained change? We’re honored to feature the wisdom of [ Read the full article… ]