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Voices of Change: A New Series on the Brown Bookshelf

illustration by Vanessa Brantley-Newton “As we struggle to bridge the chasm and search for common ground, we must remember our strength, show our resilience and think of the children.” Those…

October 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Warm Your Imagination Up for Metaphor

Originally posted on Read to Write Stories:
Sonya Huber’s essay, “The Lava Lamp of Pain” is included in her collection, Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a…

May 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

We Are Here: Announcing The Honorees

“Where can I find black children’s books?” It’s a question asked by kids, parents, teachers, librarians and other readers. The Brown Bookshelf was founded a decade ago to advocate for more visibility and support and to…

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment


Originally posted on CreatyveBooks:
Hello guys, I hope your New Year is going smoothly. To all my new followers I want ya’ll to know I’m Black. You know so there…

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

White Feminism & The School To Prison Pipeline

Originally posted on Mikki Kendall:
Sometimes, feminism needs a reminder of what it means to be a movement for the advancement of all women. This is particularly true when we…

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dumbledore’s Army Readathon Sign UP #DAReadAThon

Originally posted on Read at Midnight:
Disclaimer: Harry Potter belongs to Pottermore and J. K. Rowling, please don’t sue me. Dumbledore’s Army once strived to keep Hogwarts a safe space…

December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pins and Badges, Oh My!

Originally posted on Booktoss:
So, the presidential election happened. That’s a thing. It has been a week and a day and I am still thinking and reading and talking and…

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment