The Brown Bookshelf
The Brown Bookshelf is a new website and blog that highlights African American Children's Literature: "The Brown Bookshelf is a group of 5 authors and illustrators, brought together for the collective goal of showcasing the best and brightest voices in African-American Children’s Literature, with a special emphasis on new authors and books that are “flying under the radar.”"
Almost every librarian I know is on the outlook for African American children's literature to add to their collection and to booktalk. Kelly Starling Lyons, one of the Brown Bookshelf's founders, said "The Brown Bookshelf is embarking on a mission we can tackle right now — letting parents, librarians, teachers and others know about wonderful black authors and books they’ve written." So, readers, add this to your must read book blogs.
I have more information at Tea Cozy; but probably most important? They have a giveaway, ending next Monday, and you can win a signed copy of Jerry Pinkney's Little Red Riding Hood.