If you haven't yet surfed over to the Brown Bookshelf's month-long 28 Days Later — a Black History Month celebration of children's literature — go today.
Each day in February, the site is unveiling a new interview with an author or illustrator whose work you should get to know. Guests include industry vets, award winners, and up-and-comers (examples: Sharon Draper, Julius Lester, Zetta Elliott, Floyd Cooper, and London Ladd). All are offering thoughts about creative inspiration, insights into the publication process, and fascinating variations on the theme of "How I Got Started Creating Books for Kids."
Today's interviewee is Coretta Scott King Award winner Pat Cummings. She talks about the importance of childhood reading habits; inspirations for her current book Harvey Moon, Museum Boy; and the representation of people of color in children's books.
Click on over now to learn from Cummings and catch up on any 28 Days Later interviews you've missed so far. Then be sure to bookmark the site so you can click-and-read every day for the rest of the month!