The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign Day 27 Vanessa Brantley-Newton

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Over the past 13 years, award-winner Vanessa Brantley-Newton has illustrated (or illustrated and authored) approximately 80 books for children, including titles such as Every Little Thing, We Shall Overcome, Mary Had a Little Glam, and The Hula Hoopin’ Queen. Her most recent release is The Youngest Marcher (written by Cynthia Levinson, Simon & Schuster, 1/2017) and later […]

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Biography Post from Edi Campbell

Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of young John Lewis by Jabari Asim and E. B. Lewis. (Nancy Paulsen Books; 2016) I remember reading about John Lewis adopting his family’s chickens as his congregation when he was a child. Asim details this time in Lewis’ life as a character building activity. The muted water color […]

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Biography Post from Edi Campbell

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas by Gwendolyn Hooks and Colin Bootman (Lee and Low; 2016) Tiny Stitches is as much a history of modern medicine as it is a children’s biography of Vivien Thomas. The book revisits a time when someone could become a respected practitioner of medicine based upon their […]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign Day 16: Alix Delinois

For me, the coolest aspect of being a part of The Brown Bookshelf is learning about, and reaching out to, artists and writers who are not currently on my radar. Recently I had the pleasure of learning about Alix Delinois, a fine artist and art teacher living in Harlem. He has illustrated two children’s books […]

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Biography Blog Post from Edi Campbell

Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of young John Lewis by Jabari Asim and E. B. Lewis. (Nancy Paulsen Books; 2016) I remember reading about John Lewis adopting his family’s chickens as his congregation when he was a child. Asim details this time in Lewis’ life as a character building activity. The muted water color […]

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The Brown Bookshelf Throwback Thursday: London Ladd

We last highlighted London Ladd during our 2009 28 Days Later campaign. Since that time, Ladd went on to illustrate many more award-winning picture books including Under the Freedom Tree, written by Susan VanHecke, Lend a Hand: Poems About Giving, written by John Frank, and Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass, written by Doreen Rappaport. […]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign Day 2 Ron Husband

First I would like to say thank you to the Brown Bookshelf staff for recognizing author Deborah Hopkinson and myself for our collaborative efforts on Steamboat School. It is indeed an honor to be selected to participate in the annual February 28 Days Later recognizing those who have contributed to children’s literature. Guest post by Ron […]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign Day 3 Nikkolas Smith

Some people score book deals through agents. Some get them by submitting work directly to a publisher. Nikkolas Smith, a concept artist and imagineer, landed his first children’s book contract by posting a painting online. His rendering of Olympian Simone Biles right after she won gold went viral and inspired him to create a painting of the […]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign Day 7 Jeffery Weatherford

As a child, Jeffery B. Weatherford had “large hands.” It was a fact that prompted a prediction from his grandmother: someday Jeffery would do something great with those hands. She was right. Jeffery Weatherford grew up to become a multi-talented fine artist and illustrator, who studied computer graphics and animation at Winston-Salem State University, on a full-ride scholarship. Fresh out of college, […]

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