Category Archives: Essay

Guest Post: Cuba for Beginners, by 2017-2019 National Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle

Many non-‘own voice’ authors do thorough research, but Cuba is an easy country to misinterpret. Rural Cuba, in particular, is often misunderstood by tourists who speed past impoverished villages and farms in air-conditioned buses, listening to official stories told by government guides.

Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in Causes, Essay, Guest Post | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

On The Depiction of Slavery in Picture Books

“The past is never dead. In fact, it’s not even past.” – Faulkner, William. Requiem for a Nun. New York: Random House, 1951. The following two paragraphs were added two hours after the initial publication of this post. Turns out … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Essay, Multicultural Links, Picture Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

COLOR ONLINE: Celebrating Women Writers Who Make History ~ Doret’s Models (The Happy Nappy Bookseller)

Bonjour! Re: Last week’s post: “I’m sure most of you are familiar with the fabulous website COLOR ONLINE, a blog that “focuses on women writers of color for adults YA and children,” that is dedicated to empowering young women and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviewer Interview, Essay | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

COLOR ONLINE: Celebrating Women Writers Who Make History ~ Ari’s Model (Reading in Color)

Bonjour! Re: Last week’s post: “I’m sure most of you are familiar with the fabulous website COLOR ONLINE, a blog that “focuses on women writers of color for adults YA and children,” that is dedicated to empowering young women and … Continue reading

Posted in Essay, Events | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

COLOR ONLINE: Celebrating Women Writers Who Make History ~ Vasilly (1330V)’s Models

Hi everyone! I’m sure most of you are familiar with the fabulous website COLOR ONLINE, a blog that “focuses on women writers of color for adults YA and children,” that is dedicated to empowering young women and children. If not, … Continue reading

Posted in Essay | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Black History Month Ends?

Hi everyone, welcome to the last official day of Black History Month; official because in my opinion the celebration of the Black heritage, as with any other heritage month, never really begins and never really ends. Don’t we all celebrate … Continue reading

Posted in Essay, Events | Tagged | 4 Comments

Multicultural Valentine’s Books

“Where, Ô where are thou, my colorful Valentine?” All jokes aside, this post is actually a cry for help. You see, I looove my public library. I’m continually amazed by its pretty good children’s books collection, which features quite a … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Essay | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments