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


I made a mistake this week. I shared this post on Facebook. It’s it easy to believe this, isn’t it? After all photos don’t lie. I don’t know that this photo was intended to deceive, I don’t really know anything about it. It looks like the photo came from someones private Instagram account but, what’s… Read More SundayMorningReads

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