Monday, March 1, 2010

snaps for the kid...

On a lighter and extremely exciting note-

My co-author Denene and I were selected to be included amongst The Brown Bookshelf's Twenty-Eight Days Later- A Black History Month Celebration of Children's Literature 2010 Spotlight Authors & Illustrators.

For those who are unfamiliar, The Brown Bookshelf is one of the premiere websites for finding Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult Literature written, illustrated or that contain a majority of African-Americans characters. And the 28 Days Later initiative is an annual month-long showcase celebrating of their picks for the very best. READ: this is a big damn deal!

Feel free to check out Denene and I discussing the state of Black YA lit, our writing process and most importantly what we learned along the way HERE as I whop it out around my apartment to THIS.


  1. Congratulations.

  2. Loved the Brown Bookshelf writeup. *raises glass and nods head*

  3. A job well done. Enjoy the moment(s).

  4. Congrats!!!