Call for Proposals: 11th National Conference of African American Librarians

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association and the NCAAL XI Programming Committee extends an invitation to all library professionals and vendors to join us in presenting educational and thought-provoking programs and workshops at the 11th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from Wednesday, August 5 – Sunday, August 9, 2020. http://ncaal.org/  Submissions are… Read More Call for Proposals: 11th National Conference of African American Librarians

book review: I’m Not Dying With You Tonight

title: I’m Not Dying with You Tonight authors: Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones date: Sourcebooks; August 2019 main characters: Lena Jones & Campbell Carlson YA fiction This review is based upon and advanced reader’s copy. That title! I’m not dying. Not with you!! And, not tonight! Even though Lena (African American) and Campbell (White) have… Read More book review: I’m Not Dying With You Tonight

Opportunities Abound!

Before I list the career opportunities, I’d like to mention a few general reading opportunities that I think are worth your attention. I still maintain and am continually updating the “50 Years of Diversity in YA Lit” guide. The information is crowd sourced and has become a valuable research and teaching tool. Use it, edit… Read More Opportunities Abound!

review: The Adventures of High John the Conqueror

title: The Adventures of High John the Conquerer author: Steve Sanfield illustrator: John Ward date: Dell Publishing; 1992 African American Folktales High John the Conqueror is an American folk hero brought to life by enslaved African Americans. Also known as John, High John or Jack he exists in folk stories written by Zora Neale Hurston… Read More review: The Adventures of High John the Conqueror