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Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later

Time slipped through my typing fingers and I forgot to remind you to visit The Brown Bookshelf during their 28 Days Later initiative to "celebrate some of the best under-the-radar and vanguard black children’s books authors and illustrators." The 28 Days Later campaign kicked off with a spotlight on Marguerite Abouet. 

According to the Brown Bookshelf’s About Us:

The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers. Our 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.

A Place Where Hurricanes Happen
Today’s featured illustrator is Shadra Strickland. Shadra’s newest illustrated book A Place Where Hurricanes Happen by Renee Watson emphasizes the resiliency of the people of New Orleans.

During Black History Month as students complete teacher assignments of the history makers of the past, let’s encourage them to view the future voice and visions of African American literature. Celebrate 28 Days Later.