The BBS 2012 Summer Reading List — Picture Books & Early Readers

It’s time to pull out the shades and the sunscreen (yes, the sunscreen) and get ready for all things summer! While planning days filled with travel and play and surfside fun, do not forget the most important summertime accessory of all: a good book. As always, The Brown Bookshelf is here to help you stay [ Read the full article… ]

The BBS 2012 Summer Reading List — Chapter Books & Middle Grades

Here are some chapter books and middle grade titles written by black authors of various cultures.  This diverse list includes something of interest for every kind of reader!   NEWER TITLES (2010-2012) “Anna Hibiscus” Series Author:  Atinuke Publisher:  Walker (2011) Genre:  CB   No. 1 Car Spotter Author:  Atinuke Publisher:  Walker (2010) Genre:  CB   [ Read the full article… ]

The BBS 2012 Summer Reading List — Young Adult

Finally, here are some young adult titles that we at the BBS have either read or plan on reading this summer. Check them out yourself–and be sure to share this list with all the teens in your world.   NEWER TITLES (2010-2012) Chameleon Author:  Charles R. Smith, Jr. Publisher:  Candlewick Press (2010) Genre:  YA   [ Read the full article… ]

Remembering One Million Men in October

October 16, 2010 marks the 15th Anniversary of the Million Man March, an event where African-American men from all over the country came together in the spirit of atonement, reconciliation, and responsibility. BBS’s Kelly Starling Lyons attended the march and is the author of the picture book, One Million Men and Me—a tender story told [ Read the full article… ]