Sunday Morning Reads — CrazyQuiltEdi

Edi Campbell presents the sad statistical information on books about and/or written by African Americans that were published in recent years.

This is a really brief post to look at some of the numbers for 2018. If you haven’t seen it yet, do look at the list of 2018 MG & YA books published in the US that recently posted on Zetta Elliott’s blog. We work together at the end of each year building from […]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign Day 25

Tami Charles describes herself as a “former teacher. Wannabe chef. Debut author.” We here at the Brown Bookshelf just know her as awesome. She was also in a R&B group (and I really, really want to know which one), and has serious love for empanadas. We’ve got love for empanadas too, but we’re really excited […]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign Day 19

JAY COLES is a young adult and middle grade writer, a composer with ASCAP, and a professional musician residing in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a graduate of Vincennes University and Ball State University and holds degrees in English and Liberal Arts. When he’s not writing diverse books, he’s advocating for them, teaching middle school students, […]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign Day 14

Last winter, Tiffany D. Jackson’s debut YA novel ALLEGEDLY had a lot of people talking with it’s emotionally charged story literally ripped from the courtroom. Kirkus called the novel “searing and true,” adding it “effectively joins Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th and Michelle Alexander’s THE NEW JIM CROW (2010) to become another indictment of the penal system’s decimating […]

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