A Year of Connection for Black Storytellers & Bridge-Building for Children’s Book Publishing Professionals
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.
The publishing cohort will include a diverse and inclusive gathering of executives, editors, marketing, and design staff from publishing houses. Sponsoring publishers and organizations can empower and fund Black creators and enable staff members to participate while supporting this collaboration to dismantle the systems of racism that exist within the children’s publishing industry.
For publishing professionals, the program goals are:
In addition to supporting Black creators and this program collaboration, your sponsorship of this program enables you to enroll staff members who can work to build an action plan for your organization.
Benefits of Sponsorship:
See current sponsors below.
Sign up and pay online here or contact us to receive an invoice at Jo.lloyd@HighlightsFoundation.org. Or mail a check to Highlights Foundation, 814 Court Street, Honesdale PA 18431 and include The Brown Bookshelf Presents in the memo. Thank you for your support.
The Highlights Foundation positively impacts children by amplifying the voices of storytellers who inform, educate, and inspire children to become their best selves.