WRITING RETREAT OPPORTUNITY

Are you a traditionally published author, editor, or illustrator? Do you need some quality time to work on your craft? Are you longing to connect with others in our field? How about an opportunity to engage in safe, open, conversations of your choosing?  And what if those conversations were geared around us as individuals, as creators, to [ Read the full article… ]

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… ]

Generations Book Club: Heritage & Legacy

We hope you’ve enjoyed our book club selections, so far. I trust you don’t need a pandemic to force reading, but with a semi-quarantine situation in effect for most of our country, our book selections are a great opportunity to find a book for any member of the family. This week’s theme is Heritage and [ Read the full article… ]

Kick off Summer Reading with Generations

We’re thrilled to introduce The Brown Bookshelf’s latest project, Generations Book Club. A summer initiative designed to inspire and empower readers of all ages, we’re excited to kick it off on June 1. Aligned with our group’s mission to raise awareness of books by Black creators, Generations also resolves to boost sales, help families nurture [ Read the full article… ]

Stop and Think Reading List and Resources

Thank you to everyone who attended Stop and Think: The Brown Bookshelf Examines Representation in Children Literature. Your support meant so much. Our mission is to center and celebrate Black children’s book creators. Here are resources from our NCTE  program: Book evaluation questions: In what ways does Black joy shine in the story and art? [ Read the full article… ]

Using Black Children’s Literature to Amplify All Student Voices

Today, we lead a session at NCTE called Using Black Children’s Literature to Amplify All Student Voices. We’d love for you to join us. The program is from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in Room 352C. Our signing at Blue Willow Bookshop booth #321 follows from 11:30 a.m.-noon. You can also catch us at these signings throughout the [ Read the full article… ]