A Year of Connection for Black Storytellers & Bridge-Building for
Children’s Book Publishing Professionals to Amplify Black Stories
In partnership with the Highlights Foundation, the Brown Bookshelf presents this year-long program set to amplify Black stories, with a focus on supporting Black storytellers while confronting industry challenges and fostering change. There will be two cohorts/tracks in the program: one for Black creators and one for publishing professionals.
You can find full details about the program here.
The Black Creator cohort will include debut, midlist, and vanguard Black authors and illustrators across all children’s literature genres and formats, at no cost to the storyteller. Interested Black storytellers can apply below to the program. The application deadline is 3/15 and applicants will be notified by 4/1.
The Highlights Foundation positively impacts children by amplifying the voices of storytellers who inform, educate, and inspire children to become their best selves.