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… ]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign:Day 10: Laura Pegram

Humble, loving and sincere, Laura Pegram believes in celebrating children’s book creators of color and Native creators but shies from shining the spotlight on herself. We’re delighted to turn the table and share some of her many accomplishments. Whether crooning jazz, painting murals, teaching or writing her own stories, Laura’s talent dazzles and glows. She [ Read the full article… ]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later:Day 9: Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

Tatyana is a celebrated street artist and now the debut illustrator of the picture book biography, Libba – The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotton. Based on the story written by musician Laura Veirs, Tatyana masterfully evokes the times and musical talent of Libba. As a young girl, Libba wrote one of her most popular [ Read the full article… ]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign:Day 4: David Barclay Moore

What struck me first was the title, The Stars Beneath Our Feet. Lyrical and evocative, the white lettering was stacked and drew your eyes down to the image of an African-American boy walking on a patchwork road of Legos. Stars peeked around the bricks and sparkled above. I was captivated and intrigued. Before long, the [ Read the full article… ]

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The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign:Day 3: Maxine Beneba Clarke

“I think every writer always feels like a fraud, almost every writer has imposter syndrome, it’s like you go to the Writers Festivals and you feel like I’m here with all the real writers and I’m the fake writer, please don’t anybody find out.” – A Conversation with Maxine Beneba Clarke, The Westsider Facts, reader. Facts. [ Read the full article… ]

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