The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign: Day 19: Cathy Ann Johnson

Cathy Ann Johnson describes herself as “a visual, digital, designer, front end developer, in position to roll up my sleeves and dive in fearlessly.” Today, we are pleased to present this talented visionary that does it all! The Journey My path to children’s book development came early. I was in high school and working at a restaurant. [ Read the full article… ]

Source: Day 19: Cathy Ann Johnson

The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign: Day 18: Rita Lorraine Hubbard

One of the things we at The Brown Bookshelf love most is being able to bring awareness to talented authors and illustrators creating books for children before they blow all the way up. I’m not sure if this feature is happening in time to stake that claim regarding author Rita Lorraine Hubbard, seeing that her first [ Read the full article… ]

Source: Day 18: Rita Lorraine Hubbard

The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign: Day 16: Alicia D. Williams

Today, we welcome Alicia D. Williams to The Brown Bookshelf. An oral storyteller in the African-American tradition, she is also a kindergarten teacher who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Genesis Begins Again is her debut novel. And check out that cover — it’s stunning! We’re honoured to have you and Genesis here, Alicia! The Journey: [ Read the full article… ]

Source: Day 16: Alicia D. Williams

The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign:  Day 12: Francie Latour

Colorful. Credible. Necessary. These are the words that describe my feelings about Francie Latour’s debut picture book, Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings. “Colorful” because both the text and the artwork are equally vivid and evocative. “Credible” because of the many nuanced details in this culture-rich story, written about a Haitian-American by a Haitian-American. “Necessary” because children’s books centered in Haitian [ Read the full article… ]

Source: Day 12: Francie Latour


Nerdy Book Club

Many books are told through the eyes and mind of one person, whose opinions sway the storyline in to what the events and situations were like for them. But there is more than one side to every story. The following books are told by two or sometimes more perspectives.

Each one of these books also cover many current issues that young adults face today. Ranging from grief, mental health, suicide, gun violence and domestic violence, these novels discuss topics that should be talked about more often. However, just like life, these books are also filled with love, friendship, support, inspiration and optimism.

It’s hard to explain how in love I was with the following books whilst reading them. Heart wrenching, inspiring and raw, I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the stories of multiple diverse characters in these young adult books told by multiple perspectives.

All The Bright Places – Jennifer Niven


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