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28 Days Later a Black History Month Celebration of Authors & Illustrators


Today begins the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of emerging and established children’s book creators of color. As is tradition, a stand-out author or illustrator will be saluted each day during February.

The campaign will begin on February 1, 2014, and will honor 28 children’s book creators in all – 22 authors and six illustrators.

The authors and the day they will be featured are as follows:

1. Ilyasah Shabazz
2. Colin Bootman
3. Octavia Spencer
4. Jason Reynolds
5. Linda Trice
6. Michele Wood
7. Zetta Elliott
8. Lamar Giles
9. Pamela Tuck
10. Eric Shabazz Larkin
11. Camille Yarbrough
12. Dream Jordan
13. Daniel Beaty
14. Theodore Taylor
15. Tiki Barber and Ronde Barber
16. Kelli London
17. Nikki Shannon Smith
18. Christopher Myers
19. Diane Browne
20. Kimberly ReidBrownBookshelfLogo
21. Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert
22. Amar’e Stoudemire
23. Stephanie Kuehn
24. Trish Cooke
25. Celeste O. Norfleet
26. Kadir Nelson
27. S.A.M. Posey
28. Higgins Bond

The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers. Our flagship initiative of 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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