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Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron

Carolivia Herron’s Nappy Hair tells the story of Brenda, a dark-skinned girl with a massive bush of kinky, untamed hair towering above her slender frame.   The true protagonist in this story is Brenda’s hair, which takes on a vivacious life of its own as Brenda’s elder, Uncle Mordecai, shares with the rest of the family at a picnic the colorful and rhythmic story of how Brenda ended up with all that nappy hair. 518 more words

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New Call And Response releases from Futtachi and Jebiotto

After months of too-ing and fro-ing, gathering materials, putting together and checking documents, sending out futile emails, and making stuffloads of mistakes anyway, my Call And Response label has two new albums out on the same day. 859 more words


Tiptoe Joe

Last week we went to Storytime at our library, and we were introduced to a gem of a book: “Tiptoe Joe” by Ginger Foglesong Gibson, illustrated by Laura Rankin.   356 more words


Jebiotto documentary and U.S. tour

One of the bands who works with my Call And Response label, Jebiotto, have a short film now available to view online in advance of their new album (more on that later). 130 more words


Call and Response: Swanky Ali

Name: Swanky Ali
Hometown: Queens, New York
Age: 23
Age You First Fell in Love: Wow, that’s hard to answer. I had a lot of false starts, I think. 287 more words


Call and Response: Plewto Smith

Name: Plewto Smith
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga
Age: 21
Age You First Fell in Love: Well I was in puppy love a time or two when I was about eight, ten ears old. 105 more words