August African American Historical Events

Check in often to read August African American historical events at this link: http://listserv.icors.org/scripts/wa-ICORS.exe?A1=ind1608&L=munirah

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Thoughts: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle | #DSFFBookClub — Read Diverse Books

August’s book of the month for the #DSFFBookClub was The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle, which is a direct response and subversion of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story, The Horror at Red Hook. To fully appreciate and understand LaValle’s novella, I think it’s important that one reads Red Hook. However, you will not have any fun while reading…

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Interview: Lucina Stone, Author of “Santa Muerte” — Read Diverse Books

One of the goals I have set for myself and for my blog going forward is to make more connections with authors and publishers. Initially I only watched them from a distance, mostly on Twitter. Following their conversations and learning about their projects was very exciting, and even this tenuous connection allowed me to see them…

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August Releases — Crazy QuiltEdi

for a complete list of this years MG/YA books by Native American and Authors of Color click here. Born Bright by C. Nicole Mason; St. Martin’s Press. While showing us her own path out of poverty, Mason examines the conditions that make it nearly impossible to escape and exposes the presumption harbored by many―that the […]

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Preserving Langston’s Legacy —

It’s always a pleasure to feature award-winning author Renée Watson. Her powerful books include This Side of Home, Harlem’s Little Blackbird, A Place Where Hurricanes Happen, What Momma Left Me and the forthcoming Piecing Me Together. Today, we’re honored to share another side of her – visionary and advocate. Renée’s dream is to lease and renovate […]

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Guest Post: What Does When We Was Fierce Mean for Latinx Kids? — Crazy QuiltEdi

Shortly after I started reading e.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s When We Was Fierce (WWWF), whose release has been postponed due the incredible and critical work of Edith Campbell, Jennifer Baker, K.T. Horning, and Zetta Elliott, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were killed by police. I already had a difficult time getting through the novel in verse […]

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guest review: When We Was Fierce — Crazy QuiltEdi

Title: When We Was Fierce Author: e. E. Charlton-Trujillo Date: Candlewick; August 2016 Main Character: Theodore “T” Clark young adult fiction There have been undercurrents for the past few months reacting to the forthcoming When We Was Fierce written by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo (Candlewick). Charlton-Trujillo’s previous novels include Feels Like Home (Random House/Delacorte), Prizefighter En […]

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