book reviews: Two October Middle Grade Releases

title: The Dragon Thief author: Zetta Elliott illustrator: Geneva B. date: Random House; October 2019 main characters: Jaxon; Kavita Patel In her typical fashion, Zetta Elliott uses Dragon Thief as a tool for building and uplifting communities. In this sequel to Dragons In A Bag, Kavita (Indian American) and Jaxon (African American) work in a… Read More book reviews: Two October Middle Grade Releases

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