Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly Celebration on Saturday. Visit her blog to find out what others are celebrating this week.
This week, I am celebrating 28 Days Later, a special feature at The Brown Bookshelf. Each day in February, The Brown Bookshelf celebrates a different African-American author or illustrator writing for children or teens. Each year, I discover so many interesting new authors and illustrators thanks to this blog (hello, Jason Reynolds!), and I learn more about some of my favorites (Colin Bootman! Zetta Elliott!)
The featured artists and authors describe their journey to publication and share the back story of their recent books. Some of the authors and artists have also been sharing an “under-the-radar” author or illustrator whose work they admire and want to promote, which is a double bonus for a reader like me who is always looking for new voices.