By Lakita Wilson “Next week, when you go to the library, I want you to come home with at least one Black book in your stack,” my mother told me one random Thursday in the 90s. My dad and I had this ritual. Every Thursday, while my mom cooked dinner, he’d drive me to Fairmount Heights Library … [Read more...] about A Black Girl. A Black Book. An Accidental Book Shunning.
By Remi Kalir, University of Colorado Denver and Antero Garcia, Stanford University Annotation can be more than just an effective reading comprehension strategy. As educators and librarians are learning, it can be a form of activism and advocating for change. A young adult visiting the North … [Read more...] about #SharpieActivism: Annotating Books As a Movement for Change
By Malcolm Mitchell As a young Black kid living in an underserved community, if someone told me that I would grow up to become a published author and founder of a youth literacy foundation, I would have laughed with a lack of conviction. Even now when I see the title of my latest picture book, … [Read more...] about How I Fell in Love With Reading
Author Julie Abe joins us to read an excerpt from her Middle Grade debut, EVA EVERGREEN, SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH! Julie says: "If you love witches, Ghibli vibes, & underdog characters like Haikyuu's Hinata or BNHA's Midoriya, you might like Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch, available now!" … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Julie Abe Reading EVA EVERGREEN, SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH
By Kaya Thomas, founder of We Read Too I’ve always loved books. No matter how old I was or what I was going through, books were always a means of escape. I could learn, love, laugh, and grow all from a book. I also loved tinkering. I was constantly asking questions about everything. I always … [Read more...] about Kaya Thomas Created We Read Too for Readers of Color