BookMarks: Celebrating Black Voices

As a member of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, I was recently asked participate in an hour-long panel hosted by Netflix to amplify important conversations on identity, race and social justice that Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices has built on for young kids. Librarians Karen Lemmons, Tamela Chambers and KC Boyd developed the… Read More BookMarks: Celebrating Black Voices

book review: King and the Dragonflies

Title: King and the Dragonflies author: Kacen Callender date: Scholastic, February, 2020 main character: Kingston “King” Reginald James middle grade fiction Review is based on an advanced copy King’s world is drenched in grief and Kacen Callender’s writing makes it palpable. It is sheer grief, utter sadness that engulfs King in this story because of… Read More book review: King and the Dragonflies


I make lists when I go to the grocery store. I use them to keep my tasks in front of me so I can remember what I need to do and I cross things off when done. Each list exists for a specific reason. Lists, I think are good things for me. Here’s a list.… Read More Listed