I am honored this year to be a part of The Brown Bookshelf’s 28 Days Later Campaign!
The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers. Their flagship initiative of is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by African Americans. You can read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here. You can also download a copy of the 28DaysLater Poster for your walls this month, so you can get to know a new (or old) face in children’s literature each day.
A huge THANK YOU to all who nominated such wonderful books, and many props to Paula Chase-Hyman, Varian Johnson, Don Tate, Kelly Starling-Lyons, Tameka Fryer-Brown, and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich for the wonderful work that they do to promote diversity in children’s literature.