April 19, 2018

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The Brown Bookshelf Seeks Nominations for Black History Month Honors

28dayslogNominations 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.

They are welcoming nominations now through December 1 in any of the following categories:

  • new children’s or young adult releases by black children’s book creators
  • unsung children’s or young adult books by black children’s book creators
  • “under the radar” black authors or illustrators
  • vanguard black authors or illustrators

Nominations can be made by posting a comment. Multiple nominations are permitted. The 2015 list of honorees included Langston Hughes, Mildred Pitts Walter, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Winners will be announced on January 18, 2016. The celebration kicks off February 1.