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Martin Luther King Jr. Day-Where Do We Go From Here?

I spent last Saturday and Monday immersed in MLK Jr. Day celebrations and activities, some for my job, others because I had a personal interest in what was going on.  606 more words



I thought I would start the new year by doing something I’ve never done before–review a book on my blog. Yes, I have featured authors in the past and I have featured books, but I have never posted a book review along with an author/book feature. 433 more words


Interview Monday With Lalita Tademy

Tune in to KAZI 88.7 FM on Monday at 8am CT (immediately after the news) for my interview with Lalita Tademy, author of CITIZENS CREEK. Tademy, the New York Times bestselling author of CANE RIVER, tells “an evocative story of a once-enslaved man who buys his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars, and his granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage.” Evelyn Martin Anderson cohosted the interview. 128 more words

KAZI Interview

Live Interview With North Texas Mystery Author Rodman Goode on December 28

Tune in Sunday at 12:30 p.m. CT for my live in studio interview with Rodman Goode, author of the JACK BEST CHRONICLES, on KAZI Book Review on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, Texas. 65 more words

African American Authors

Happy Birthday Jerry Pinkney!

On this day in 1939, Jerry Pinkney, a future award winner children’s book author/illusrator was born.  Read about this multifaceted and award winning author/illustrator here… 62 more words

Children's Literature

Out of My Mind, by Sharon Draper

Of all the books my students read in our 4th and 5th grade book club this fall, Out of My Mind was their favorite.  Sharon Draper, who has a disabled daughter herself, tells a story of a disabled girl who is constantly underestimated and misunderstood but who is extraordinarily smart and determined. 416 more words

Children's Book Recommendations

Spotlight on Author Lashanta Charles

LaShanta Charles was born and raised in the small town of Orangeburg, SC. She has always been an avid reader of all genres, but Urban / African American Fiction has always been her true love and is what inspired her to pursue a writing career. 886 more words