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Book #4: Giovanni's Room, by James Baldwin

I’m glad so many seemed to enjoy How to Be a Woman! Such a hilarious and relevant read. Now it’s time to move on to our fourth book together: … 363 more words


“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” ― Toni Morrison, Beloved

2014 Arbuthnot Lecture: Andrea Davis Pinkney

The 2014 Arbuthnot Lecturer was Andrea Davis Pinkney,  vice president and editor at large of Scholastic’s Trade Books, will deliver the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. 285 more words


R.I.P. Walter Dean Myers

I learned that Walter Dean Myers passed away yesterday, July 2nd.  A prolific author of children’s and young adult books, an award winning author, Myers was the voice for the young African American male.   335 more words

African American Authors

Reading lists

Sometimes it can be difficult to find new books and new authors to read. So I’ve done some search and found some great lists to help open your mind and widen your reading lists. 65 more words

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Keeping My Author Name….Meeting Mr. Walter Dean Myers

My Heroes Have Always Been Writers….Meeting Mr. Walter Dean Myers changed my life…and kept my name…as an author.

One perk of being a librarian AND a children’s would-be author, I go to conferences. 403 more words


Thursday Quotable - The Real Cool Killers

She was as tall as his six feet two, with snow white hair cut short as a man’s and brushed straight back from her forehead. Her lips were painted carnation red and her eyelids silver but her smooth unlined jet black skin was untouched.

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