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Generations Book Club: Life Lessons

This marks the end of our Summer Generations Book Club. We thank all of you for participating with us! I certainly found books that I wouldn’t have otherwise. My favorite was Questlove’s CREATIVE QUEST. I read it twice. Once as an audiobook and once in paperback because I wanted to take notes on the page. [ Read the full article… ]

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Torrey Maldonado on: The Talk

In The Talk, out today, thirty diverse, award-winning authors and illustrators engage young people in frank discussions about racism, identity and self-esteem. Featuring stories and images filled with love, acceptance, truth, peace, and an assurance that there can be hope for a better tomorrow, The Talk is an inspiring anthology and must-have resource published in [ Read the full article… ]

Beautiful Blackbird Children’s Book Festival Honors Ashley Bryan

Today, on Ashley Bryan‘s birthday, we’re thrilled to share a guest post about an incredible children’s book festival created in his honor. Award-winning artist Daniel Minter and his executive creative director wife Marcia are the founders of the hosting organization, Indigo Arts Alliance. The festival is named in honor of Bryan’s Coretta Scott King Award-winning [ Read the full article… ]

Do You Know YOUR NAME IS A SONG?

Happy Publication Day to author Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow! Her latest picture book, Your Name is a Song, releases today. This phenomenal picture book (illustrated by Luisa Uribe and published by Innovation Press) is the story of a young girl who doesn’t want to go back to school after the first day because no one is able [ Read the full article… ]

Generations Book Club: Ingenuity & Innovation

  Welcome to the Generation’s Book Club. Today’s list features books that celebrate the inventive genius of Black people—not just characters in books, but also the people who create these stories. We are confident that you will enjoy these selections as much as we do. Should you decide to purchase, we’ve partnered with Brian Lair [ Read the full article… ]