TBT from The Brown Bookshelf

In 2012, we featured artist Elizabeth Zunon and her acclaimed second picture book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. A Junior Library selection, that title won accolades and raves about her style. Since then, Liz has created many treasures including Don’t Call Me Grandma by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and The Legendary Miss Lena Horne […]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign Day 13: Ibi Zoboi

I first met Ibi Zoboi at a writing conference in New York City. We were passing each other through a crowd, and she said that an editor had mistaken her for me because we both submitted stories set in Haiti. My novel is more of a mashup between Trinidadian and Haitian cultures, but Ibi’s debut, AMERICAN […]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign Day 14: Christine Kendall

From Philadelphia, The Brown Bookshelf presents Christine Kendall, author of the debut middle grade novel Riding Chance. Christine grew up in a family of six children where everyone played an instrument. She studied piano and clarinet. Her readers are ecstatic that she decided to pursue writing as a fulltime occupation. Please join me in welcoming […]

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Biography Book Review by Edi Campbell

title: Mahalia A Life in Gospel Music author: Roxane Orgill date: Candlewick, 2002 Roxane Orgill began her writing career as a music critic and she eventually transformed to an author of children’s and young adult biographies, often of those of African American musicians. Her knowledge of music history is definitely present in Mahalia A Life […]

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Thoughts: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle | #DSFFBookClub — Read Diverse Books

August’s book of the month for the #DSFFBookClub was The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle, which is a direct response and subversion of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story, The Horror at Red Hook. To fully appreciate and understand LaValle’s novella, I think it’s important that one reads Red Hook. However, you will not have any fun while reading…

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Day 12 28 Days Later Campaign from The Brown Bookshelf: Fredrick McKissack

Award winning fiction and information author Fredrick McKissack is Day 12 28 Days Later Campaign author.  He joined the ancestors on April 28, 2013, but he left a written legacy to be enjoyed by others forever.  Read about this author here: http://thebrownbookshelf.com/2015/02/12/day-12-fredrick-mckissack/