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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

February loves Brown Bookshelf

I'm taking a page from Lorie Ann over at readergirlz today to honor The Brown Bookshelf and their awesome 28 Days Later event, which celebrates Black History Month throughout February with the most incredible lineup of authors and illustrators of children's books. Check out the full schedule!

Feb1: Sharon Draper - November Blues (Atheneum, 2007)
Feb 2: Crystal Hubbard - The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby: The Story of Jimmy Winkfield (Lee & Low Books, 2008)
Feb 3: Nicole Tadgell (Ill.) - No Mush Today (Lee & Low Books, 2008)
Feb 4: Tia Williams - Sixteen Candles (Hyperion, 2008)
Feb 5: Julius Lester - Guardian (Amistad, 2008)
Feb 6: Philana Marie Boles - Little Divas (Amistad, 2006)
Feb 7: Zetta Elliott - Bird (Lee & Low Books, 2008)
Feb 8: Angela Johnson - Lily Brown’s Paintings (Orchard Books, 2007)
Feb 9: Pat Cummings - Harvey Moon, Museum Boy (HarperCollins, 2008)
Feb 10: Floyd Cooper (Ill.) - Becoming Billie Holiday ( Wordsong, 2008 ); Willie and the All-Stars (Philomel, 2008)
Feb 11: Tanita S. Davis - A La Carte (Knopf, 2008)
Feb 12: Derrick Barnes - Ruby and the Booker Boys #4: Ruby Flips for Attention (Scholastic, 2009)
Feb 13: Brenda Woods - My Name is Sally Little Song (Putnam, 2006)
Feb 14: Greg Foley (Ill.) - Don’t Worry Bear (Viking, 2008); Good Luck Bear (Viking, 2009); Willoughby and the Lion (HarperCollins, 2009)
Feb 15: Joyce Hansen - African Princess: The Amazing Lives of Africa’s Royal Women (Hyperion, 2004)
Feb 16: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson - Juneteenth (Millbrook Press, 2005)
Feb 17: London Ladd (Ill.) - March On!: The Day My Brother Martin Changed The World (Scholastic, 2008)
Feb 18: Marilyn Nelson - Freedom Business: Including a Narrative of the Life & Adventures of Venture (Front Street, 2008)
Feb 19: Andrea Davis Pinkney - Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation (Amistad, 2008)
Feb 20: Deborah Gregory - Catwalk (Delacorte, 2008)
Feb 21: Evelyn Coleman - Freedom Train (Margaret K. McElderry, 2008)
Feb 22: Jacqueline Woodson - Peace, Locomotion (Putnam, 2009)
Feb 23: Lesa Cline-Ransome - Helen Keller: The World in Her Heart (HarperCollins, 2008)
Feb 24: Cornelius Van Wright (Ill.) - Princess Grace (Dial, 2008)
Feb 25: Sherri Winston - The Kayla Chronicles (Little, Brown, 2008)Feb 26: Shelia P. Moses - Joseph (Margaret K. McElderry, 2008)
Feb 27: Monalisa DeGross - Donovan’s Double Trouble (Amistad, 2007)
Feb 28: Monica McKayhan - Jaded (Kimani, 2008); The Pact (Kimani, 2008)

Visit The Brown Bookshelf for interviews, pics, and interesting tidbits about the road to creating, challenges, rewards, and dreams. Read, and be inspired.

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