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… ]

It’s No Mystery: The 2008 Edgar Awards

It’s still the season to recognize authors, books, and darn good writing.  Named after Edgar Allan Poe, the Edgar Awards are presented every year by  the Mystery Writers of America to honor the best mystery writing in fiction, non-fiction, and film.  Nominated for Best Young Adult is Touching Snow by M. Sindy Felin who was [ Read the full article… ]

And the Nominees Are . . .

A few weeks ago, Essence magazine announced their Essence Literary Awards and Save Our Libraries campaign.  Recently, they posted the nominees for each category on their website. The nominees for Children’s Books are: Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine illustrated by Kadir Nelson/Scholastic (picture book) Henry Box Brown is well known and remembered as a [ Read the full article… ]