Monthly Archives: October 2016

PWID 2016 Diversity Scholarship Winner Khannie Dastgah

As I sit here thinking about how I am going to explain what this opportunity means to me, I get flooded with emotions and I feel my heart start beating a little faster. I have always believed that I have to … Continue reading

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A New Challenge – Jill Kuangfung

Not too long ago, I found myself in a well-known, independent feminist bookstore wondering where all the characters of color were. This was a while into my time working there as a bookseller, but I often thought back to the … Continue reading

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Diverse authors/illustrators at the Illinois SCBWI conference

Fellow African American children’s author, Urania Smith, teamed with me, B A Binns, to sponsor three diverse authors to attend the 2016 Illinois SCBWI conference, Prairie Writers and Illustrators Day (PWID) coming up on Saturday, November 5 at Harper College … Continue reading

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Using Diverse Books in Library Programs – ILA 2016

The Illinois Library Association, ILA, held it’s annual conference in Rosemont, Il on October 19 and 20.  On Wednesday, Oct 19, I spoke at a session titled Using Diverse Books in Library Programs. Along with my co-presenter, Nancy Goodfellow, a … Continue reading

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