PRESS RELEASE: The United State of The BrownBook Shelf

Amplification and Advocacy Group To Galvanize Black Kid Lit (August 24, 2020) – The Brown Bookshelf is calling on the children’s literature community to assess and change traditional practices that marginalize the work of Black children’s literature creatives.  The organization has amplified the voices of nearly 400 children’s book authors and illustrators since its inception [ Read the full article… ]

KidLit Rally 4 Black Lives: Anti-Racist Resources for Children, Families, and Educators

“We who believe in freedom cannot rest.” -Ella Baker Thank you so much to all who joined us for the KidLit Rally 4 Black Lives, created and coordinated by Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jason Reynolds.  Please share your reflections on social media with the hashtag #KidLit4BlackLives. The Rally recording is currently available on our [ Read the full article… ]

BBS Proudly Supports Everywhere Book Fest

Tomorrow, the power of collaboration will manifest itself in Everywhere Book Fest, a multi-cultural virtual book fest put together by authors: Ellen Oh, Melanie Conklin and Christina Soontornvat. The virtual fest came together, over a 45-day period, in answer to the loss of festivals due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Though created to fill the void [ Read the full article… ]

It’s a Reading and Writing Affair

Established in 2000, RAWSistaz (Reading and Writing Sistaz) Literary Group is committed to the support and promotion of books by, for and about African-Americans. Every year, RAWSistaz presents an annual gathering for the members of their online group in various cities.  In addition to being a reunion for the group’s members, The RAWSistaz Affair spotlights [ Read the full article… ]