Today, more than ever, the presence of Black librarians is crucial. As part of my work this month, I’ve chosen to highlight the work of Black librarians who work with youth or youth literature. I met Christina, aka Miss Fabularian on Twitter and have been so impressed with the work she does to be relevant to young people. I think you’ll be impressed. too.
Name: Christina Vortia
Library: Whichever library is lucky enough to hire me. 😊
What book(s) are you currently reading? A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren….doing some Election 2020 homework…
What are the most ratchet things in that librarian toolbox? I am not currently working as a librarian, but the ratchetness I bring to my toolbox is my own personal flavor and flare that I sprinkle into my programming mixed with sparkle and love. I bring an awareness that a love of literature, intellectual discussion, and curiosity don’t belong solely to the publishing elite, whiteness, or the halls of academe. Growing up in Southwest Philly, my mother and the streets taught me to bask in books and information, and I bring all of that to my toolbox. I want all people to see themselves in books and to have programs that reflect the needs and the beauty of their community.
Where can people connect with you online? Twitter: @MissFabularian or @HypeLit
Book Club: https://www.meetup.com/HypeLitBookClub/