Category Archives: Books

Regina Anderson Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian

In 2011 I wrote about a friend who was working on the first book length biography of Regina Anderson Andrews. I am pleased to announce Regina Anderson Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian by Dr. Ethelene Whitmire has just been published by … Continue reading

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Mr. Smith Could Use your Help

Dear Friends, The nephew of a friend of mine is a new high school English teacher in the DC area and he’s building a small library in his classroom.  If you are looking for a way to make a difference … Continue reading

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Silver Sparrow Goes to…

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing for a copy of Silver Sparrow.  I really wish I could give all of you a copy, but alas I can not. However, I am giving away a third copy. Some of you … Continue reading

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Free Book Giveaway — Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

In April 2006 I saw Tayari Jones and Pearl Cleage on the campus of Duke University.  They were participating in the North Carolina Festival of the Book and their appearance was billed as a conversation between mentor and protégé. Shortly … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is…

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing.  It was great to see so many familiar poems, some my favorites as well! The 100 Best African American Poems, goes to Linda.  Congratulations, Linda!

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Final Hour for free Poetry Book Giveaway

Friends, one more hour to enter the giveaway.  Details below.  Sorry folks, it doesn’t appear that an e-version of this book is available, at least not now. To wrap up National Poetry Month I will be giving away a free … Continue reading

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Free Book Giveaway — The 100 Best African American Poems

To wrap up National Poetry Month I will be giving away a free copy of Nikki Giovanni’s The 100 Best African American Poems, which was published last fall.  The text actually includes more than 100 poems by poets such as … Continue reading

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