Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Twenty-Eight Days Later - Kids Lit for February

The Brown Bookshelf, a group organized to "shine the spotlight on the varied African American voices writing for young readers," announced the featured authors and illustrators for it's first national initiative, Twenty-Eight Days Later, a Black History Month celebration of children's literature. Why is this important? According the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), in 2006 an estimated 87 children's books by African American authors were published out of an estimated 5,000 children's books published that year!

I'm very happy to share that "Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria" will be the featured book on February 25 for the Twenty-Eight Days Later project! Enjoy!

1 comment:

PatriciaW said...

Hi Kyra! You won a book on my blog. Please send your mailing address to pwriter1 at yahoo.