Passion Project Update

First, I should say how excited, overwhelmed and even a bit scared I am to be the first-ever Passion Project winner. I am excited for the obvious reasons. Winning this contest will at the very least get me closer to publication. I am overwhelmed because I have a lot of work to do, and I […]

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The Year of the Tiger

The Year of the Tiger: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac Written by Oliver Chin Illustrated by Justin Roth Just in time for the Chinese New Year comes The Year of the Tiger: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac. It is an unlikely story about a cub who befriends a little girl named Su. Despite his parents’ warning, the […]

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What I’m Reading

Don’t Bring Home A White Boy By Karyn Langhorne Folan When the signed copy of Don’t Bring Home A White Boy arrived, I tore into it. I knew how I had been quoted, but I wanted to read the rest of the book. It was an education of sorts. I can understand having concerns about family, […]

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What I'm Reading

Don’t Bring Home A White Boy By Karyn Langhorne Folan When the signed copy of Don’t Bring Home A White Boy arrived, I tore into it. I knew how I had been quoted, but I wanted to read the rest of the book. It was an education of sorts. I can understand having concerns about family, […]

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Jump At The Sun

The Jump At The Sun Treasury: An African American Picture Book Collection Simone received this book as an infant. The anthology features seven picture books previously published by Jump at the Sun — from a biography of slugger Willie Mays, to a ghost story, to a poem about prayer. It is a true picture book, […]

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Martin’s Big Words

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By Doreen Rappaport We read this book all year long.  Simone and Nadia, who have an ear for lyrical text, pull it off the shelf on a regular basis. The lessons are obvious but still need to be taught or preached. I want Simone […]

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Martin's Big Words

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By Doreen Rappaport We read this book all year long.  Simone and Nadia, who have an ear for lyrical text, pull it off the shelf on a regular basis. The lessons are obvious but still need to be taught or preached. I want Simone […]

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Happy To Be Nappy

Happy Girl Hair is giving away a first edition copy of Happy To Be Nappy by bell hooks on Feb. 5. This is not the usual giveaway. The hardcover book is out of print and selling for $60 on Amazon. If anyone knows anyone who has this book and will part with it for far less […]

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What I’m Reading

Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction on the Multiracial Experience Edited by Chandra Prasad A friend gave me Mixed a few weeks ago, and I have finally opened it. I prefer nonfiction for a multitude of reasons. Still, I am enjoying this work. What’s interesting is that while the short stories are works of fiction, […]

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What I'm Reading

Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction on the Multiracial Experience Edited by Chandra Prasad A friend gave me Mixed a few weeks ago, and I have finally opened it. I prefer nonfiction for a multitude of reasons. Still, I am enjoying this work. What’s interesting is that while the short stories are works of fiction, […]

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