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
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
1 Oct I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day. HarperCollins. In this debut, inspired by Day’s family’s history, a girl discovers her family’s secrets and her own Native American identity. 1 Oct Take the Mic Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance by Bethany Morrow. Arther A. Levine Books. This anthology features fictional stories–in poems, prose, and art–that… Read More October Releases
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!