The Brown Bookshelf is a blog spearheaded by "[a] group of authors and illustrators who came together to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers." Since 2008, the Brown Bookshelf has published an annual "28 Days Later" series throughout the month of February, in which they highlight Black authors and illustrators of children's books (including picture books, books for middle-grade readers, and young adult novels). In February 2018, the Brown Bookshelf honored young adult novelist Patrice Lawrence (author of Orange Boy, recipient of the 2017 Bookseller's YA Book Prize), Junot Diaz (the acclaimed novelist recently authored the children's book Islandborn), Vashti Harrison (author of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History), and many others. Many of the 28 Days Later write-ups feature a short profile written by the featured author (or artist). Through the 28 Days Later series, the Brown Bookshelf offers a fabulous resource for librarians, educators, youth workers, and caretakers in search of contemporary children's books. Visitors can also check out 28 Days Later honorees from previous years on this website.