Category Archives: Librarian

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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#ILLibrary15 Illinois Library Association conference panel on Diversity

In October 2015, I was moderated a panel of authors and illustrators of diverse books at the Illinois Library Association meeting in Peoria, Il. B A Binns, Miranda Paul, Chris Raschka, Laura Park This well attended panel presentation took place … Continue reading

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Empowering the Voice of the Black Male in Children’s and Teen Lit – NCAAL 2013

I spoke at the 8th National Conference of African American Librarians on August 8, 2013. The topic was Empowering the Voice of the Black Male in Children’s and Teen Lit. [Click here to read the YALSA Hub post about the … Continue reading

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Attracting Reluctant Male Readers @ ALA 2013

I’M PRESENTING!! This Saturday at 1:00 pm, I will be making a presentation to the American Library Association in Chicago on Attracting Reluctant Male Readers. Normally I don’t start gathering butterflies in my stomach until the day before a presentation. … Continue reading

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Why I write

Being God comes out Feb 1. The book represents my commitment to writing quality books designed to attract both eager and the reluctant teen readers. Especially the kids known as reluctant readers. I truly believe that most kids who are reluctant … Continue reading

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Multi-cultural books

Sorry about not posting for a week. I attended the Indiana Library Federation (ILF) meeting in Indianapolis where I spoke on Multicultural Collections, then came home to prepare for Thanksgiving. Let me just give thanks that Thanksgiving is over. In this … Continue reading

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