Monthly Archives: June 2014

A Task for All of Us: Championing Young Readers with Diverse Books

Through the years I’ve had great discussions about books with both middle and high school students.  I’ve read novels such as Catcher in the Rye and Their Eyes Were Watching God with my students.  I’ve read memoirs such as Black, … More

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2014 Teen Writing Contest Reception at Brooklyn Public Library

I had the honor of being a guest author this past Monday for the 2014 Teen Writing Contest Reception at the Brooklyn Public Library.  The program honored the winning teen writers who submitted to the Brooklyn Public Library’s annual contest.  … More

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Why Maya Will Never Leave Us

Writer. Author. Mother. Matriarch. Sage. Elder. Poet. Leader. Queen. Scholar. Activist. Speaker. Educator. Dedicated. Passion. Dancer. Artist. Renowned. Global Ambassador. Truth Teller.  God Mother. These are all of the words I think of when I think about Maya Angelou.  When … More

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