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The Brown Bookshelf: United in Story

The Brown Bookshelf is a blog spearheaded by "[a] group of authors and illustrators who came together to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers." Since 2008, the Brown Bookshelf has published an annual "28 Days Later" series throughout the month of February, in which they highlight Black authors and illustrators of children's books (including picture...
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Award was founded in 1969 in honor of the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for her passion and dedication to working for peace. The awards are given to “outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.”...