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author interview: Claire Kann

March 2, 2018

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Claire Kann has released several award winning novels on Wattpad. Let’s Talk About Love is her debut YA release from a traditional publisher. I am completely enthralled with its cover.  Recently,  Claire was gracious enough to agree to an interview. I think you’ll appreciate getting to know her and will look forward to reading Let’s Talk About […]

book review: Marley Dias Gets It Done (and so can you!)

February 27, 2018

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Title: Marley Dias Gets it Done Author: Marley Dias Date: Scholastic; January 2018 nonfiction I hate that I couldn’t hear Marley Dias open ALAMidwinter because I would love to have had the opportunity to hear this dynamo speak. In 2015, Marley began an initiative she dubbed #1000BlackGirlbBooks because she wanted to see more books featuring […]

Interview: Ronald L. Smith

January 26, 2018

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I remember when you debuted with Hoodoo! It seems like just last year, but that was back in 2015. What have you been doing since then? Well, I’ve been adjusting to the life of a full-time writer. It’s not as easy and productive as one might think. It takes a lot of discipline, and every […]

When Women Speak: Kelly Starling Lyons

November 9, 2017

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Additional essays in this series: Zetta Elliott: Nice Is Not Enough Traci Sorrell: Why Do You Speak Out? Justina Ireland: There is A Minefield and You Will Become a Demolitions Expert Ambelin Kwaymullina: On Being Loud and Hopeful Cheryl Willis Hudson: Women Lead the Independent Publishing Movement Laura Jiménez: Static Bodies in Motion: Representations of Girls in […]

Patricia McKissack

April 12, 2017

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I’ve learned that we are all libraries, each carrying in us the stories that make us unique. And yet, there are those who are more than that; they’re the people who create the stories that express our shared identities, that inspire us to be more than we’ve planned for ourselves and who question. Their work […]

Interview: Gary Golio

April 4, 2017

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Yesterday, I shared a review of Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song by Gary Golio and today, I have an interview with the author himself. Gary reached out to share his book with me several months ago and I was immediately curious about the person who would be able to create a […]

Biographies: Black Women

March 7, 2017

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Cleopatra Serpent of the Nile by Mary Fisk Pack and Peter Malone; Goose Bottom Books, 2011. It does young girls good to know that women rulers have always existed and that’s why the title’s in Goose Bottom Books on Dastardly Dames is so necessary. While this book is rich is photographs from artifacts of the […]