Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday for Kids

As I try out a new schedule for organizing posts, I've decided Friday should be for kids literature/books. If memory serves, many children's books featuring children, adults of African descent come out during January and February for the six weeks that is the King holiday and Black History Month. I'll feature some of the new titles here.

The Los Angeles Times has a round up story about the new books out about President-elect Barack Obama, including editions updated to show he won the election and is the 44th president. I'm particularly interested in the biographies for older kids.

Michelle Kerns of shares her three top books about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

And finally, here's a site I found just this week, Brown Sugar and Spice Books. They feature books for us and focus on titles that are reality-based, rather than fantasy. I saw lots of books that I'd seen elsewhere (Obama books and others) as well as interesting titles that were new to me.

1 comment:

SHeath said...

Hi there.

I thought your readers might have an interest in this release from Genesis Press.

COLUMBUS, Mississippi, Jan. 19--Genesis Press will partner with Sister2Sister magazine to promote its first annual romance writers’ contest. The writing contest coincides with the release of Genesis Press’s latest romance title, Singing A Song... by Crystal Rhodes, and is part of a special Sister2Sister Valentine’s Day promotion. Aspiring, unpublished romance writers have the opportunity to participate in this national talent search and jump-start their publishing career. The contest runs January 13 through April 30, with one winner announced on May 31, 2009. The winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize, a full book contract with Genesis Press and appear in the August issue of Sister2Sister with CEO/publisher, Jamie Foster Brown. To enter, writers 18 years or older should submit the first two pages of a romance novel to or

Good luck!