Brown Baby Lullaby is a Generations Book Club Pick!

The Brown Bookshelf has established a new summer reading program called Generations Book Club. It is their new initiative designed to “inspire and empower readers of all ages.”

I’m honored to share that BROWN BABY LULLABY is a Generations Book Club Culture & Community picture book selection!

All titles are available for purchase at discounted prices through Brain Lair Books, official Generations bookseller and Black owned bookstore in South Bend, Indiana.

Generations Book Club launched on June 1; their Culture & Community titles will be featured on June 15. Be sure to visit The Brown Bookshelf to celebrate BROWN BABY LULLABY and all the other wonderful reads on this inaugural list!


I’m honored to announce that AROUND OUR WAY ON NEIGHBORS’ DAY has been designated an ACTION BOOK CLUB™ selection by®!  

Any group of people (families, friends, classmates, organizations, existing book clubs) can sign up to participate in this wonderful, service-oriented endeavor. Per the website, the idea is as follows:

“In a new twist on the traditional book club, Little Free Library’s Action Book Club™ invites participants to read books on timely topics, engage in lively discussions, and take part in meaningful—and fun—group service projects to benefit their communities. This is reading and social engagement at its best.

After completing a service project, participants can share their experiences online with other Action Book Club members. Through trading stories, ideas, and successes, participants will contribute to a national conversation and inspire others to take action in their own neighborhoods.

The Action Book Club’s current theme is Good Neighbors, which celebrates the power of community, kindness, and taking action where you live.”

For more information on the program and how to register, visit

My Summer Reading List

WOTD: Summer Reading List

One of the most important jobs an author has is reading. Now that school is out, my kids and I will be able to do lots of that.

I’ve decided to post a running list of the books I read (or re-read) during summer vacation. They’ll include books for all ages; I’ll add to it each time I finish reading one.

I’d love to hear what you’re reading! If you really like it (and I haven’t already read it), I’ll add it to my reading list, too.


Tameka’s Summer Reading List

The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon

The Death of Yorik Mortwell by Stephen Messer

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Neville by Norton Jester; illustrated by G. Brian Karas

A Good Day written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Book 2 in Hunger Games series)

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Book 3 in Hunger Games series)

Animal Farm by George Orwell

FYI–The Brown Bookshelf recently posted three, separate summer reading lists: Picture Books & Early Readers, Chapter Books & Middle Grades, and Young Adult. Check them out!