Format: WebsiteThe image reads, The Brown Bookshelf, United in Story

Description: The Brown Bookshelf is a group of Black authors and illustrators raising awareness for books created by African American authors and illustrators or with a majority of African American characters. Their main campaign is the 28 days later ” a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by African Americans to help parents, teachers, librarians and booksellers recommend good reads”. This initiative involves a selection process that culminates in selected candidates being published daily every February. This website also includes recommended websites, multicultural publishers and reading lists, under the “Books” section of the website.


Citation: The Brown Bookshelf. (2007).  Retrieved from