Black Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books: A Biographical Dictionary. - book reviews
I (Robert Trujillo) creator of Come Bien, have decided after being super inspired by Samax's Ghetto Manga Blog( go check him out-dude puts me up on countless amounts of info and hip hop crispyness) to try and provide mor articles or bits of info for you.
One of the things I had in mind when I started Come Bien along with the help of all the contributors was to make a positive impact on the life of children of color and my child through art and reading, but also to connect with other writers(poet, mc, or novelists) and illustrators (artist, painter) who felt the need for more books about people of color. There's something about seeing strong, confident, diverse, colorful, non stereotypical images and words about you that is inspiring... This lady took the time to catalogue hellla (a lot) of books, publishers, stores, and distributors who focus on African American writers and illustrators. To Peep the article click here This isnt to say I'm not in spired by Anglo artists or writers, it's just to take the responsibility with as so many others already have for centuries to tell our story. I we dont tell it, its bound to be ingnored, mis-told, or just plain old, jacked up! Come bien is meant to be an effort to stop talking and start self publishing!
"We are not responsible for our oppression, but we are responsible for our liberation"
-Robert "Tres" Trujillo
TYS Collective, Come Bien Books