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Male Monday: Frank X. Walker

April 7, 2014

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Frank X. Walker is an African American poet from Danville, KY.  In 2013, he became the Poet Laureate of  the Commonwealth of Kentucky. (Wikipedia) Hes’ the first African American and the youngest person to hold this post.In 2014, He won an NAACP Image Award for his poetry. He’s founder of Affrilachian Poets and is a […]

Male Monday: Juan Felipe Herrara

October 21, 2013

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I am merely posing for a photograph. Remember, when the Nomenclature stops you, tell them that—“Sirs, he was posing for my camera, that is all.” . . . yes, that may just work. Juan Felipe Herrara  I am merely posing for the camera Poet. Artist. Teacher. Activist. Writer. Poet Laureate of California. “Your friends, and […]

Male Monday: Guy Pals

August 12, 2013


BFFs. Buddies. Besties. Guy pals. Call ‘em what you like, I see a slow going trend in YA of male authors of color writing stories that explore male friendships. Most often, YA male characters are either loners or involved with a female character, either as a friend or love interest. The following books not only […]

Male Monday: Matt de la Pena

June 17, 2013

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Matt de la Peña has released a new book. Infinity Ring Book 4: Curse of the Ancients is part of an MG series where each book is written by a different author. (A librarian’s nightmare to shelf!!) Sera has a secret. She’s seen the future, and it is terrifying. Unfortunately, she can’t do anything to […]

Male Monday: Frederick McKissack

May 6, 2013


The Male Monday feature began with Ari at Reading in Color. The world of children’s literature suffered a great loss on Sunday 28 April with the passing of Fred McKissack. In the books that he wrote, the stories he told and the life he lived, he paved the way! Fred McKissack first worked as a […]

Male Monday: Jimmy Santiago Baca

April 1, 2013


I’m quilting it all together today with Jimmy Santiago Baca. He’s here on Male Monday this first Monday in April: Poetry month. From his biography:    Baca has devoted his post-prison life to writing and teaching others who are overcoming hardship. His themes include American Southwest barrios, addiction, injustice, education, community, love and beyond. He […]

Male Monday: Laurence Yep

March 4, 2013

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Ari, of Reading in Color began this meme! How many of Laurence Yep’s books have you read? Laurence Yep has published over 30 children’s and young adult books. His most recent book, Dragon child: A story of Angel Island is based on an actual conversation between Yep and his father and on his niece’s research […]

Male Monday: Craig Laurance Gidney

January 28, 2013


Craig Laurance Gidney is the author of Sea Swallow Me and Other Stories and the soon to be released Bereft (publication pushed back to February.) This short bio from his Amazon page describes his talents. Craig Laurance Gidney writes both contemporary, young adult and genre fiction. Recipient of the 1996 Susan C. Petrey Scholarship to […]

Male Monday: Torrey Maldonado

November 26, 2012


Torrey Maldonado is an author and educator. His first MG/YA novel, Secret Saturdays was a 2011 ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers selection. Torrey is also an advocate for literacy, education and young men of color. He recently agreed to the following interview and I think that you’ll be as amazed by his energy, optimism […]