November is filled with a little bit of everything for everybody! Sports, cooler weather, food, you name it! Get cozy, and check out these wonderful titles that will truly bring you the spirit of this amazing month! Happy reading, and of course, Happy Thanksgiving!
“With his compelling memoir, Hudson will inspire young readers to emulate his ideals and accomplishments.” –Booklist, Starred Review Getting to know Wade Hudson is such a treat and a privilege, and his middle grade memoir DEFIANT: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South, is a genuine blessing. In DEFIANT, readers will get a glimpse of [ Read the full article… ]
Many times, the Brown Bookshelf family turns to Wade and Cheryl Hudson for inspiration and institutional knowledge of Black creatives in publishing – both our triumphs and our tribulations. It was our honor to sit with the Hudsons and contributors Nikki Grimes and London Ladd to talk about their latest project, an innovative and groundbreaking [ Read the full article… ]
Oh my goodness, this one was a DREAM. I’m so excited to share this exquisite cover by Andrea Pippins for MAE MAKES A WAY: The True Story of Mae Reeves, Hat and History Maker, my upcoming picture book with artist Andrea Pippins, for Random House Kids and the Smithsonian National Museum for African American History [ Read the full article… ]
Where do I begin. When I first read the ARC for The 1619 Project: Born on the Water, all I could think was, “Wow.” My mind was overwhelmed by the power of this breathtaking book, and though I’d expected to love it all along, I had no idea how picture book-perfect it would truly be. [ Read the full article… ]
During October, even the scarediest of cats may crave experiences of a more mystical (or downright spooky) variety. Here are some titles that can scratch that itch, not only during Halloween, but all year long. Brain Lair Books is our Generations Book Club partner. To purchase the following titles, please click on the book cover [ Read the full article… ]
Sesi Magazine celebrates the dynamic and multifaceted lives of Black girls and young women in ways that are thoughtful, joyful, and inspiring. And that’s no surprise — publisher and editor-in-chief Andréa Butler is all that and more. A t the age of seventeen, the magazine-loving Andréa decided that if the magazine world continued not to [ Read the full article… ]
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… ]