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28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author Octavia Spencer

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author Octavia Spencer

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Today’s honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Octavia Spencer.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

  • The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Feature Article: Octavia Spencer
  •  Amazon Look Inside: The Case of the Time Capsule Bandit
  • GoodReads: The Case of the Time Capsule Bandit
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Twelve-year-old Randi, unhappy about moving from Brooklyn to Deer Creek, Tennessee, after her mother’s death, soon finds new friends and a case to solve surrounding a stolen time capsule and rumors of a centuries-old treasure.

Bandit

The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author/Illustrator Colin Bootman

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author/Illustrator Colin Bootman

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Today’s honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Colin Bootman.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

Hey Charleston Climbing Lincoln's Steps A Storm Called Katrina

The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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28 Days Later Black History Month Feature Author Ilyasah Shabazz

28 Days Later Black History Month Feature Author Ilyasah Shabazz

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Today’s honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Ilyasah Shabazz.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

“Malcolm X grew to be one of America’s most influential figures. But first, he was a boy named Malcolm Little. Written by his daughter, this inspiring picture book biography celebrates a vision of freedom and justice.”

Malcolm

The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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Creating Winter Crafts

Creating Winter Crafts

Creating Winter Crafts

Provides step-by-step instructions, tips, and techniques for creating decorative craft projects for the winter season, especially for the winter holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve and Day.

This book begins with a short paragraph description of each winter holiday, which includes Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Day. To prepare for craft making, a helpful listing of various symbols and colors that represent each holiday are included. The instructions for creating each craft are very detailed and include pictures to guide in the construction. Crafts are geared towards older school aged children. Two crafts require spray paint and several crafts require unique items, that one may have to purchase in order to assemble the craft, for example “wire wreath ring”, “wooden skewer” and “tapestry needle”. I would recommend for experienced crafters and those needing crafts from various winter holidays.

Recommended by:  Kimberly Anderson, West Indianapolis Branch Library

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2014 Coretta Scott King Awards: P.S. Be Eleven & Knock Knock My Dad’s Dream for Me

2014 Coretta Scott King Awards: P.S. Be Eleven & Knock Knock My Dad’s Dream for Me

P.S. Be Eleven

The Coretta Scott King Award is given in January each year to one African American author and one African American illustrator for outstanding books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples.

The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

2014
Author Winner: Rita Williams-Garcia
for P.S. Be Eleven
Author Honor: John Lewis and Andrew Aydin for March
Author Honor: Walter Dean Myers for Darius & Twig
Author Honor: Nikki Grimes for Words with Wings

Illustrator Winner: Bryan Collier for Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me
Illustrator Honor: Kadir Nelson for Nelson Mandela

 

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