Brave. Black. First: Guest Post by Cheryl Willis Hudson

Co-founder of Just Us Books, Diversity Jedi, artist, quilter and award-winning author, Cheryl Willis Hudson brings intention, meaning and magic to everything she touches. Her latest book, Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World (Crown, 2020), is her latest outstanding project. Beautifully illustrated by Erin K. Robinson and published in collaboration [ Read the full article… ]

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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