And the winner is…. Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes Doret, Vasilly and I will begin posting discussions questions on 22 February Monday 20 February.
Do you subscribe to listservs? I do and I often exchange information with members of the group and lately, I’ve made it a point to sent two or three POC titles to librarians who can’t seem to find any good books about bullying or cooking for teens. I remember when I submitted books by Reshonda… Read More SundayMorningReads
This year, I’m joining Doret@HappyNappyBookseller and Vasilly@1330V to host a book event for the National African American Read-In sponsored by the Black Caucus of the NCTE and the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English). We’ll be reading a book for the month of February and discussing it online. To decide the book, the three… Read More 2012 National African American Read-In
I noticed a lot of conferences tweeting this week but the most prominent on my radar has been #ALA12 meeting in Dallas. Seven short years ago when I entered the library profession, midwinter was a very small conference mainly for committee meetings. My, how it has grown! The conference also hosts the ALA media award… Read More SundayMorningReads
title: Riot author: Walter Dean Myers date: Egmont; 2009 main character: Claire Johnson In developing the history of this book, Myers states that the first Africans came to America as slaves in 1619. I have to correct this statement and please know that in doing so, I’m not discrediting Myers further historic details. I have… Read More review: Riot