During the twenty-eight days of Black History Month, we’ll profile a different children’s or young adult author and children’s illustrator. On February 28th, we’ll announce the winner of our grand prize–a gift basket featuring every book profiled during the month, donated to the library of your choice!
We need your help. We’re looking for the best new and unnoticed works by African-American authors. From picture books to novels, books fresh off the presses to treasured classics–whatever books you like, we want to know. We’re specifically looking for new books and books that have “flown under the radar,” but you can nominate any book, as long as it’s a children’s or YA book written by an African-American author published by a traditional publisher for the trade market.
Nominations accepted from September 29th to November 1st. Just post a comment here at the website, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can nominate as many books as you like. And be sure to leave your email address, as each nominator is automatically entered for the grand prize. You could be your library’s new favorite patron if you’re selected to choose which library receives our basket of books.
So what are you waiting for? Nominate an author! And spread the word!