Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Brown Bookshelf

Have you seen the new blog called The Brown Bookshelf? Here's how they describe their mission:

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.”

Be sure to check out our new initiative, 28 DAYS LATER!

28 Days Later

I have already left comments three times, to nominate the following authors:

Nikki Grimes, When Gorilla goes Walking
Christopher Paul Curtis, Elijah of Buxton
E.B. Lewis, This Little Light of Mine
Janice N. Harrington, The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County
Jabari Asim Whose Knees Are These?
Karen English Francie
Cheryl Willis Hudson Good Night Baby
Rosa Guy The Friends
Mildred Taylor Mississippi Bridge
Angela Shelf Mederis The Seven Days of Kwanzaa
Eloise Greenfield When The Horses Ride By
Jim Haskins John Lewis in the Lead
Sherley Anne Williams Working Cotton
Patricia C. McKissack Goin’ Someplace Special
Gloria Jean Pinkney The Sunday Outing
Jerdine Nolen Thunder Rose
Zora Neale Hurston, The Six Fools
Nina Crews, The Neighborhood Mother Goose
Won-Ldy Paye (American citizen? Not sure)
Traci L. Jones, Standing Against the Wind
Janet McDonald Twists and Turns
Shelia P. Moses, The Legend of Buddy Bush
Ntozake Shange, Betsey Brown
Rita Williams-Garcia, no laughter here
Kyra E. Hicks, Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria
Gwendolyn Brooks The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves
Kay Lovelace, Princess Aisha and the Cave of Judgment

I am keeping my list here in order to keep track of the African American authors I have already identified. What can you add to this list? I think it is a wonderful project and I am looking forward to reading the features for all the authors they choose next February.

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