The Brown Bookshelf, a wonderful resource that you should bookmark...right now! The organization describes itself as:
The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers. Our flagship initiative of is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by African Americans.
Read more about Gwendolyn Hooks by visiting her website.
Read a summary of each of the eight books here.