October Releases

6 Oct Apple (Skin to the Core) by Eric Gansworth. Levine Querido. The author recounts his life as part of an Onondaga family living among Tuscaroras, and of Native people in America, including the damaging legacy of government boarding schools.  6 Oct Becoming Muhammad Ali by Kwame Alexander and James Patterson, illus. by Dawud Anyabwile. Little,… Read More October Releases

It’s my birthday!

I’m really trying to celebrate my 6 Oct birthday this year. You can help by buying me a cup of coffee!  ———————————————————————-> Wishes and happy thoughts are welcome, too!


I’ve had several conversations with people about how difficult it is to keep up with so many online events. A benefits to many people is that these virtual events can easily be recorded and stored for later viewing. Most notable for me last week was Olugbemisola Amusashonubi-Perkovich interviewed Kwame Alexander for the Brown Bookshelf. It… Read More SundayMorningReads

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