The Brown Bookshelf

Great news, BIRD has been selected as a finalist for The Brown Bookshelf’s 28 Days Later Contest. Hurray! Here is an excerpt from the letter sent to Zetta Elliott announcing the great news: 28 Days Later is our much-anticipated initiative that will celebrate vanguard Black children’s book authors and emerging and established African-American authors who … Read more

Holiday Happenings

This year I spent Thanksgiving with one of my best friends —FilmMaker, Nadirah Bell. It was my first time eating Tofurkey with miso…yum. I was also able to relax a bit and veg out on movies, tv, and books. I read BLACK GIRL IN PARIS by Shay Youngblood. went to see AUSTRALIA by Baz Luhrman … Read more

The New Yorker

Today’s issue of The New Yorker features an illustration by Barry Blitt of Barack and Michelle Obama standing in the oval office. Obama dressed as a Muslim and Michelle as a terrorist and/or black panther depending on where you’re coming from. What do people think? Offensive? This is what yahoo news says: This illustration provided … Read more