50th Anniversary March on Washington

Picture books that commemorate this historic day: I Have a Dream, by Martin Luther King, Jr; illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Schwartz & Wade, 2012) Synopsis from publisher: “From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition [ Read the full article… ]

Book report: Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons

Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons, written by Rob D. Walker illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon published by Scholastic/Blue Sky, 2009 The phrase father knows best simply isn’t always true. Speaking for myself, my Mama knew best — and to this day, she still does. That’s why I fell for [ Read the full article… ]

Thank You For Brown Bookshelving!

What a month it’s been. What started out as a simple exercise in shelf awareness has grown into a full-fledged mission to bring authors and readers of all backgrounds, ethnicities and races together to celebrate books, the authors who write them and the illustrators who make them beautiful. The support from visitors to our site, [ Read the full article… ]