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Friday Features

Welcome back to Friday Features.

Up today, Ms. Suzette D. Harrison.

Suzette D. Harrison, a native Californian and the middle of three daughters, grew up in a home where reading was required, not requested. 1,603 more words

Blog Post

World Poetry Day 2017

I have a number of unfinished poems in my notebooks that I wish were in shareable condition. But they aren’t, so I can’t share them (yet). 441 more words

Poetry

Year of Yes

Author: Shonda Rhimes

My Take:

I can relate to the shy, introverted socially awkward version of Shonda Rhimes. I can’t yet relate to the wildly successful version of Shonda, but I pray that part of me will show itself soon. 203 more words

Black Authors

#BlackRomance

As I have mentioned before, I have been in love with romances all of my life. I have vivid memories of locking myself in my parents bedrooms and reading the forbidden love novels while my parents were at work.  681 more words

Author Insights

My Writer's Journey Dissected - Part One

By Stacy Hawkins Adams

I’ve had the privilege of being featured recently on two podcasts to share details about my path to becoming an author. 426 more words

Literary Love

The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign Day 27 Vanessa Brantley-Newton

https://static01.nyt.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000004950929

Over the past 13 years, award-winner Vanessa Brantley-Newton has illustrated (or illustrated and authored) approximately 80 books for children, including titles such as Every Little Thing, We Shall Overcome, Mary Had a Little Glam, and The Hula Hoopin’ Queen.

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Children's Literature

TBT from The Brown Bookshelf

In 2012, we featured artist Elizabeth Zunon and her acclaimed second picture book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. A Junior Library selection, that title won accolades and raves about her style.

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Children's Literature