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Octavia E. Butler’s List of Goals From 1988 Will Inspire You

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It’s been 10 years since the literary world lost one of its greatest writers, Octavia E. Butler. After Butler passed away in 2006, the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, inherited Butler’s archives, and the collection which includes “8,000 individually cataloged items and more than 80 boxes of...

Scholastic Pulls Children’s Book About George Washington’s Happy Slaves

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Looks like Scholastic listened to all of the negative reviews and comments about its new book A Birthday Cake for George Washington.  The book, written by Ramin Ganeshram and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, is told through the eyes of Delia, young girl whose family is owned by America’s...

Just In Time for MLK Day, Scholastic Releases a Children’s Book About George Washington’s Happy Slaves

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When I was a kid I loved getting lost in a good book. From the Judy Blume to the Babysitters Club, if it was printed between two covers I probably read it growing up. My love of reading extended clear through high school where I fell in love...

2015’s Top 12 Books by Black Women

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Black women authors dominated 2015. Emerging and renowned Black women writers penned relatable fictional and non-fiction stories about everything from dysfunctional families to the myriad ways class privilege shapes Black childhood. Many of these writers were bestowed with worthy accolades, from a National Book Award...

Taye Diggs Thinks We Should Call Obama The First Mixed President

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Taye Diggs Recently Did an interview with The Grio discussing his new children’s book, Mixed Me. It’s a spin on his first book, Chocolate Me, written for his bi-racial son, detailing his experiences as a dark-skinned boy. The conversation turned to President Obama, the product...

Andrea Pippins’ New Hair Coloring Book “I Love My Hair” Is Perfection

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Andrea Pippins‘ “I Love My Hair: A Coloring Book Of Braids, Coils And Doodle Dos” is finally available and we couldn’t be more thrilled! The gorgeously illustrated pages complete with mesmerizing patterns and intricate details will fascinate and intrigue everyone from little girls with coils,...