The final set of Amplify Black Stories storyteller headshots

Meet the Amplify Black Stories Storytellers – Day 5

Today features the fifth and final set of storytellers in our Amplify Black Stories program. Remember, our storytellers work can be purchased at  THE LITERARY CAFE – BOOKS & EVENTS Bookstore Amplify Black Stories Book List, curated by The African American Children’s Book Project.    Sharon Langley is co-author of A RIDE TO REMEMBER, her [ Read the full article… ]

Set four of Amplify Black Stories Storytellers headshots

Meet the Amplify Black Stories Storytellers – Day 4

Today features the fourth set of storytellers in our Amplify Black Stories program. Remember, our storytellers work can be purchased at  THE LITERARY CAFE – BOOKS & EVENTS Bookstore Amplify Black Stories Book List, curated by The African American Children’s Book Project.    Nadia L. Hohn, M.Ed. is a world-traveling elementary school teacher and the [ Read the full article… ]

Set three of Amplify Black Stories storytellers headshots

Meet the Amplify Black Stories Storytellers – Day 3

Today features the third set of storytellers in our Amplify Black Stories program. Remember, our storytellers work can be purchased at  THE LITERARY CAFE – BOOKS & EVENTS Bookstore Amplify Black Stories Book List, curated by The African American Children’s Book Project. K Tempest Bradford is a science fiction and fantasy writer, writing instructor, media [ Read the full article… ]

Headshots of Black creatives in Amplify Black Stories program

Meet The Amplify Black Stories Storytellers – Day 2

Today features the second set of storytellers in our Amplify Black Stories program. Remember, our storytellers work can be purchased at  THE LITERARY CAFE – BOOKS & EVENTS Bookstore Amplify Black Stories Book List, curated by The African American Children’s Book Project.    Debbie Ann Taylor is an author of picture books, including SWEET MUSIC [ Read the full article… ]

pictures of 5 Black children's lit creators

Meet The Amplify Black Stories Storytellers – Day 1

Sharing is caring. We want you to care about these Black creators who are developing work so that Black readers see themselves and their stories and to continue humanizing Black people to non-Black readers – so, we’re sharing a little more about them every day this week. Remember, our storytellers work can be purchased at [ Read the full article… ]

Amplify Black Stories Announces 24-Storyteller Cohort

Program of connection and bridge-building with the children’s publishing industry springs forward  Edited to correct spelling of sponsor Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency Honesdale, PA – In partnership with the Highlights Foundation, the Brown Bookshelf today announced the cohort of storytellers selected for Amplify Black Stories, a six-month program focused on supporting Black storytellers, confronting industry [ Read the full article… ]

A Call To Action: Walking the Talk

The Brown Bookshelf, in partnership with the Highlights Foundation, will soon be notifying our first storyteller cohort of their acceptance into Amplify Black Stories, a year-long program designed to mentor and build community among debut, midlist, and vanguard Black kidlit creatives! In November of 2016, we issued a Declaration in Support of Children, in which [ Read the full article… ]