About AALBC.com’s 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.
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.
Logo 2009 to 2023
This version of the AALBC.com was used from 2009 until 2023, and was designed by literary activist, 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.”
This logo was introduced ahead of the AALBC.com website overhaul which underway now and should be completed by the summer of 2023.