Thursday, January 24, 2008

28 Days Later coming soon

I don't know about you but I'm getting excited about February starting next week. Not just because it means winter is half over, but because the Brown Bookshelf blog 28 Days Later is going to be featuring African American authors and illustrators every day of the month. They are covering some of the wonderful folks who are new to the publishing world or have been somewhat overlooked by the top awards so I am looking forward to meeting some new favorite books. Here's the daily schedule: (Kira at Black Threads in Kid's Lit put together the links in this list)

Feb 1 Christopher Paul Curtis - Elijah of Buxton

Feb 2 Michelle MeadowsThe Way The Storm Stops

Feb 3 Dana Davidson - Played

Feb 4 Rita Williams-Garcia No Laughter Here

Feb 5 G. Neri – Chess Rumble and illustrator Sean Qualls - Phillis’s Big Test

Feb 6 Janice N. Harrington – The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County

Feb 7 Eleanora E. Tate – Celeste’s Harlem Renaissance

Feb 8 Patricia McKissack The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll

Feb 9 M. Sindy Felin – Touching Snow

Feb 10 Jabari Asim – Daddy Goes To Work

Feb 11 Mildred D. Taylor The Road To Memphis

Feb 12 Nina Crews - The Neighborhood Mother Goose and illustrator Leonard Jenkins – Sweet Land of Liberty

Feb 13 Nnedi Okorafor-MbachuThe Shadow Speaker

Feb 14 Allison Whittenberg – Sweet Thang

Feb 15 Walter Dean Myers - Game

Feb 16 Tonya Bolden – George Washington Carver

Feb 17 Troy Cle – The Marvelous Effect

Feb 18 Eloise Greenfield The Friendly Four

Feb 19 Sundee T. Frazier – Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything In It and illustrator John Holyfield - Bessie Smith & the Night Riders

Feb 20 Carole Boston Weatherford – I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer

Feb 21 Karen English - Nikki & Deja

Feb 22 Coe Booth - Tyrell

Feb 23 Irene Smalls – My Pop Pop and Me

Feb 24 Stephanie Perry Moore – Prayed Up: Perry Skky Jr. #4

Feb 25 Kyra E. Hicks - Martha Ann’s Quilt for Queen Victoria

Feb 26 Celise Downs – Dance Jam Productions and illustrator Shane Evans- When Harriet Met Sojourner

Feb 27 Valerie Wilson Wesley – Willimena Rules!: 23 Ways to Mess Up Valentine’s Day

Feb 28 Sherri L. Smith - Sparrow

You can download a PDF of the poster designed by Don Tate announcing each artist here. Print it out to hang by your computer so you don't miss a day.

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