August 25, 2016

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Preserving a Brownstone—and the Legacy of Langston Hughes

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A children’s and YA author has founded a nonprofit to save a historic home as a haven for future artists and writers.

to save Langston Hughes’s home for future writers and poets

Creating a space for local writers and artists in a historic home

The Brown Bookshelf Seeks Nominations for Black History Month Honors

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Nominations are now being accepted by The Brown Bookshelf for their ninth annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month showcase honoring emerging and established children’s book creators’ literary contributions.

Pick of the Day: Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!

Yellow book cover with boy playing trumpet

MARSALIS, Wynton. Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! illus. by Paul Rogers. 40p. Candlewick. Oct. 2012. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-3991-4.
PreS-Gr 1–Who better to lead children in a celebration of sound than jazz virtuoso Wynton Marsalis? From the “tluck…tlock” of a dripping faucet and the “Chrrick chrrrick” of toast being buttered to the noises of trucks, drums, and washboards, the musician gives voice to the sounds enveloping an African American boy throughout the day. The setting, established by the wrought iron balconies […]