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Sweet Blackberry: Karyn Parsons Is Sharing Stories We All Need Now

It seems like Karyn Parsons was born to start Sweet Blackberry, the non-profit organization dedicated to bringing little known stories of African American achievement to light. 1,276 more words

Nicola Yoon on #BlackGirlMagic, How Love Changes Everything, and Showing the Possibilities

Nicola Yoon is the #1 NYT bestselling author of Everything, Everything, which is now a major motion picture, and The Sun Is Also a Star… 1,042 more words

Where Do We Go From Here? Continuing the Conversation With Pat Cummings

Here at the Brown Bookshelf, we’ve spoken often and long on the issues and ideas expressed in the Open Declaration. We do this work to lift up our young readers and show them how they can survive, thrive, and soar in this world. 898 more words

Throwback Thursday: Alice Randall and Caroline Williams

We first featured Alice Randall and Caroline Williams in 2013, after the publication of the joint debut middle grade novel, The Diary of B.B. Bright, Possible Princess… 1,228 more words

Bringing Books Back Home, Part Two: More with Elaine Dickson of Reading Owls International

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part One of my conversation with Elaine Dickson of Reading Owls International. Here, she tells us more about the work and future of the organization and its impact. 1,131 more words

Bringing Books Back Home: A Chat with Elaine Dickson of Reading Owls International

I was e-introduced to Elaine Dickson through a friend who is one of those people who know, you know what I mean? If Shelly Ann refers someone, you… 1,608 more words

Day 26: Eloise Greenfield


I knew that Eloise Greenfield loved me. As a child, I pored over HONEY, I LOVE over and over again, and could hear the words of her poems just as if she were right next to me, speaking to me, chatting with my mother and grandmother, reminding me that I was special, powerful, beautiful, and fully LOVED. 618 more words