Hidden Shelf Trivia
In 1952, Bernard Malamud’s first published novel was The Natural.
The movie version starring Robert Redford came 32 years later.
The 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was awarded to Anthony Doerr “All the Light We Cannot See” (Scribner), which the Pulitzer committee called “an imaginative and intricate novel inspired by the horrors of World War II and written in short, elegant chapters that explore human nature and the contradictory power of technology.”
Finalists: Joyce Carol Oates (“Lovely, Dark, Deep”), Richard Ford (“Let Me Be Frank With You”), and Laila Lalami (“The Moor’s Account”).
Earlier this month I talked about some of the things I look for when choosing picture books for my kids. I apply much of the same concepts when choosing books for myself, and that includes diverse representation.
• Diverse representation in characters
• Diverse representation in authors
• Diverse representation in content
Full Name: Brian C. Johnson
Printed works: Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul; The Room Downstairs.
Current Projects : Caesar: Free Slave; Me, My Selfie & I: A Black Lives Matter Novel; Sintimacy: The Novel
Quick Facts About Me: I am the father of 4, and the grandfather of 8, and I am an avid kite flyer.
Black History Month Book List
Featuring children’s books by black authors.
In our house, we try to make sure that the books we are reading to our kids, and the books they are reading to themselves, expose them to a wide array of diversity; racial, ethnic, cultural, gender, socio-economic, and thematic.