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… ]

Source: Day 28 – Jarred Amato Talks Project LIT

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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… ]

Source: Day 27 : Oge Mora

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… ]

Source: Day 26: Charly Palmer

The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign:Day 11: Leslie C. Youngblood

Today we welcome Leslie C. Youngblood, whose middle grade debut, LOVE LIKE SKY, was released in October of 2018. The Backstory The character of G-baby (Georgie) has been with me since my first published piece, “King of Soul,” in the late 1990s.  G-baby lives with her grandmother and is awaiting a visit from her father. [ Read the full article… ]

Source: Day 11: Leslie C. Youngblood