A co-founder of the award-winning blog, The Brown Bookshelf, Chase has raised African American voices in the industry and is the author of several middle-grade and YA books. Paula is caught reading Muted by Tami Charles.
The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers. A leader in the children’s book diversity movement, they were the 2019 winners of the CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Award, a partner of the Children’s Book Council on book lists and program sponsorships, and, now, an Every Child a Reader and Get Caught Reading partner. You can read more about the members of The Brown Bookshelf here.