Read Alouds, Lessons and Plans…Oh My

Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash   The artistic community has really stepped up to help keep folks engaged, entertained and informed during the Covid-19 outbreak.  There are author read-alouds, writing and illustrating exercises,live dance classes and free concerts everywhere I turn. It makes me proud to be a member of this community, who sprung into action even [ Read the full article… ]

Announcing the 13th Class of 28 Days Later Honorees

We have a list! Our signature campaign, 28 Days Later, is designed to celebrate Black children’s book creators and raise awareness of those who may be under the radar of librarians, educators and families. The list is created through considering nominations posted on our site and internal research.  Each day of Black History Month, we [ Read the full article… ]

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… ]

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Anansesem’s Caribbean Children’s/YA Online Bookstore Launched

Volumes of Pleasure By Summer Edward, M.Ed., RYT 200 *For the purposes of this article, the phrase ‘children’s and young adult books’ has been abbreviated to ‘CYA books.’ I’m pleased to share a project I’ve been working on for the past couple of months: Anansesem, the online magazine covering Caribbean children’s and young adult literature, [ Read the full article… ]