About AALBC.com’s Logo

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Original Logo

This logo was created when the website was first started in 1997; when AALBC.com was just a directory on another website we maintained.

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In January 2001, we introduced our logo for the new millennium.  The design conveys the goal of the site in a simple and flexible form. The circle represents the sun, rising over an open book, shining the warm, life giving, light of discovery and renewal across the literature of African-American authors. 

Children’s Section Logo

This was created back in 2001, but was not used very much.  With our increased emphasis on children’s literature, in 2016, this logo may see more use.

Current Logo

This version of the AALBC.com logo was introduced in 2009, and was designed by Ron Kavanaugh.  While the circle continues to represent the sun rising over an open book, shining the warm, life giving, light of discovery and renewal across the literature of African-American authors; the addition of the colored pages reflects the diversity in our literature and readership. “Black Literature is for Everyone.”

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