Nicola Yoon on #BlackGirlMagic, How Love Changes Everything, and Showing the Possibilities

Nicola Yoon is the #1 NYT bestselling author of Everything, Everything, which is now a major motion picture, and The Sun Is Also a Star, a National Book Award finalist, Michael L. Printz Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn, and lives in Los [ Read the full article… ]

Literary Awards: The Best Books of 2008

It’s that time of year again to recognize the best and brightest in books for 2008 according to various giants in the publishing industry. First up, The New York Times announced its Notable Children’s Books of 2008 which includes Walter Dean Myers’ Sunrise Over Fallujah on its list. Publishers Weekly joined in the praise for [ Read the full article… ]

28 & Beyond: The Making of Dr. Truelove

I dislike controversy. I’m drawn to controversy. In between my two realities lies the author of young adult fiction. While the conscious side of me never wants to piss off the literary influencers by writing something they’d deem censor-worthy, when I’m writing (my unconscious side) I’m not thinking about anyone except the characters at hand.  That [ 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… ]