Posted by: nancyisanders | February 17, 2012

Let’s Celebrate Black History Month!

Today as we celebrate Black History Month, I’d like to invite you to meet some of the amazing men and women who are helping change our world through literature today. Check out the links to these fantastic books and interviews:

First, I’d like to introduce Eric Velasquez, a children’s book illustrator. Eric, an illustrator of color, is changing the future through art. To learn more about Eric’s books and his journey as an illustrator, please click on the link to The Brown Bookshelf to read his interview.

Children’s author, Freddi Williams Evans, is in the spotlight on The Brown Bookshelf this month. Click on the link to read her interview about the books she writes, many of them giving us windows into the past to better understand key individuals, circumstances, and events in our nation’s history.


No More Diapers for Ducky! and Bright Eyes, Brown Skin are just two of the precious books for the very young that author and editor Bernette Ford has written during her career in the children’s book industry.

To learn more about Bernette Ford’s inspirational journey, read her interview that’s featured this month at The Brown Bookshelf.


A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

To learn more about Shadra Strickland’s picture books, including her book, A Place Where Hurricanes Happen, click on the link to The Brown Bookshelf.


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