Black History : Literacy — CrazyQuiltEdi

2019 MG & YA Releases (Note: This list is continually updated) After working on this for a couple of weeks I’ve exhausted most of my resources in compiling this list of MG and YA books by Black authors that will release in 2019. Now it’s time for YOU to help complete this list. Hit the […]

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Book Review: The Moon Within by Aida Salazar — Latinxs in Kid Lit

Review by Cris Rhodes & Mimi Rankin DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: Celi Rivera’s life swirls with questions. About her changing body. Her first attraction to a boy. And her best friend’s exploration of what it means to be genderfluid. But most of all, her mother’s insistence she have a moon ceremony when her first […]

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Black History: Literacy — CrazyQuiltEdi

Black Crime Novels and Mysteries. While reading books about victims, sleuths or criminals can be sensational, it can also activate critical thinking and problem solving muscles in ways other books can’t. The can question our morality and ethics, uncover issues of justice and privilege and even critique those in power. The following add diversity to […]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign:Day 28: Jarred Amato Talks Project LIT

I take strange pride in having the anchor of this month-long celebration of books. Today’s feature is longer than we usually make them. I hope you agree that it’s worth the time it will take to immerse yourself in it. I hope that it will take you back to the essence of why we, all [ Read the full article… ]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign:Day 27: Oge Mora

I’m thrilled to welcome Oge Mora to the Brown Bookshelf, just weeks after her debut picture book, Thank You, Omu, was named a Caldecott Honor book, an Ezra Jack Keats Award winner, and — woohoo! — a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner! (Yes, I am definitely Kermit the Frog arm-flailing as I [ Read the full article… ]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign:Day 26: Charly Palmer

Love, family, and history are common themes in Charly Palmer’s vibrant works. With bold colors and broad brush strokes, Palmer explores what it means to be Black. Prior to entering the field of children’s publishing, this Atlanta based artist, graphic designer, and illustrator ran a successful design studio. Fortune 500 companies his clientele. In addition, [ Read the full article… ]

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