When The Brown Bookshelf launched 28 Days Later in 2007, our goals were simple – honor Black children’s literature creatives who blazed trails in publishing and highlight Black children’s lit creatives who were not getting a significant level of recognition and promotional support for their works. We’ve accomplished those goals year after year and are [ Read the full article… ]
Category: 28 Days Later
28 Days Later Call for Nominations
Kwame Alexander. Renée Watson. Derrick Barnes. Just a few of the outstanding Black children’s book creators we showcased here before they received well-deserved, industry-wide acclaim. Put your thinking caps on. Help us identify under-the-radar and vanguard Black children’s book creators we should consider profiling. Let us know who we should check out so we [ Read the full article… ]
What’s New in Our World
Thank you for celebrating our 28 Days Later campaign. It’s our 12th year honoring outstanding Black children’s book creators. We’re filled with pride at the amazing work they do and are inspired by their stories of grit, perseverance and creativity. Ten Black children’s book authors and illustrators make up our Brown Bookshelf family. Our mission [ Read the full article… ]
Celebration Time: 28 Days Later Honorees
We love this time of year. Get ready for the reveal of our 12th class of 28 Days Later honorees! Drum roll please . . . Join us in celebrating these outstanding Black authors and illustrators: February 1 – Mariama Lockington February 2 – Rebecca Barrow February 3 – Maxine Beneba Clarke February 4 – [ Read the full article… ]
Party for Five
One may be the loneliest number, but five is a party. We’re proud to announce our twenty-four authors and four illustrators spotlights marking our fifth annual 28 Days Later initiative, a month-long celebration of veteran and emerging children’s authors of color. There was a time when we considered doing something BIG to mark the fifth [ 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… ]
Shining The Spotlight
If busy people only get busier, the Brown Bookshelf members are in trouble. You submitted names. We did the literary background checks. And after sixty days of intense research, we’re proud to present the 28 authors and four illustrators we’re highlighting for 28 Days Later. Did your favorite jewel or best kept secret make the [ Read the full article… ]
Can you hear us now? We sure can!
To everyone out there that send an email or nominated an author or just posted a comment — THANK YOU! Quite frankly, we’ve gotten more suggestions than I ever imagined we’d get. And what a great mix is it — pbs and middle grade, YA and chapter books, historical fiction and sci-fi, serious books and [ Read the full article… ]