Sunday Morning Blues

The snow this morning was so pretty! It didn’t last long, though. I miss winter!! So busy these days, teaching, working in the library, cooking, cleaning, writing, projects. And, blogging. I hope to see you here next week. New books this week: Hands by Torrey Maldonado. Nancy Paulsen BooksThe Minus One Club by Kekla Magoon. Henry HoltSeason… Read More Sunday Morning Blues

African American Read In

Does your school, church, community center, or library hold an African American Read-In during Black History Month? If not, do think planning something. It’s not too late! With so many African American/Black books being banned and challenged around the country, consider taking this opportunity to uplift and celebrate African American/Black voices. This annual event was… Read More African American Read In


HAPPY NEW YEAR!! WOW! Rin Chupeco is writing MG horror!! That’s what I’m looking forward to! JANUARY Excluding all HarperCollins titles. 3 16 and Pregnant by Lala Thomas. MTV BooksAll That I Ever Meant by Blessing Musariri. NortonThe Tale of the Gravemaker (Are You Afraid of the Dark?) by Rin Chupeco. AbramsHighly Suspicious and Unfairly… Read More January

For Parents and Educators: Monkeys and Anti-Blackness

I’ve recently has another parent ask me about how to talk to their school about Blacks, and non-human simians. I’ve been gathering ideas and information for years, but it’s more about representation in media rather than practical applications in schools. So, I had to give this some thought. This is what I’ve come up with… Read More For Parents and Educators: Monkeys and Anti-Blackness

26 December

Habi gani? / What’s happening? The first day of Kwanzaa—UMOJA (unity) The ninth night of Hannukah Boxing Day in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, and other Commonwealth nations. The 2nd day of Christmas, or St. Stephen’s Day in Alsace-Moselle, Austria, the Balearic Islands, Bosnia and Herzegovina,… Read More 26 December