June 5, 2017

What’s Your Story?: Sandra Campbell-Notice

“What’s Your Story?” is a new, guest post feature on BCBA web. Authors-traditional and self-published-are invited to write about their books, writing journey, creative process, inspiration, […]
April 12, 2017

Author Spotlight: Patricia C. McKissack

It is a great honor to spotlight the prolific and pioneering author, Patricia C. McKissack. This spotlight is tinged with a bit of sadness. On Friday, […]
January 1, 2017

BCBA Author Spotlight: Natasha Tarpley

From Natasha Tarpley’s first published adult book, Girl in the Mirror: Three Generations of Black Women in Motion, to her new middle-grade release, The Harlem Charade, […]
November 27, 2016

BCBA Spotlight: Sundee T. Frazier

Sundee T. Frazier brings a different but familiar perspective to her stories about the African American experience. She gives a voice to biracial and multiracial children. […]
November 15, 2016

BCBA Spotlight: Donald Crews

During picture book month, our spotlight is on Donald Crews, an award-winning author and illustrator. Recently, Crews received the 2015 Wilder Award, which recognizes recipients for […]
November 1, 2016

Alaya Dawn Johnson

There is a saying that goes, “what is meant to be will always find a way.” Alaya Dawn Johnson has always believed that she needed a […]
October 18, 2016

BCBA Spotlight: Javaka Steptoe

“I attended my home.” That was one of the answers given by author and illustrator, Javaka Steptoe, to an interviewer who asked what school he attended […]
October 4, 2016

BCBA Spotlight: Sharon G. Flake

Sharon G. Flake’s 1998 debut novel, The Skin I’m In, made a huge impact on readers across the globe. It is a story about insecurities, specifically […]
September 20, 2016

BCBA Author Spotlight: Kadir Nelson

In an interview with Reading Rockets, Kadir Nelson described his decision to change his major from architecture to art this way: “I decided, even if I […]
August 16, 2016

BCBA Author Spotlight: Danielle Paige

Danielle Paige’s childhood fascination with The Wizard of Oz landed her on the 2014 New York Times bestselling list. The book that received the honor was […]
July 23, 2016

BCBA Author Spotlight: Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds had given up on writing. A couple of his manuscripts had been rejected—they “sucked,” he said. So his plan was to just work, maybe […]
July 8, 2016

BCBA Author Spotlight: Nnedi Okorafor

Toni Morrison once said, “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” It seems […]