author interview: NoNieqa Ramos

January 15, 2018

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I’m slowly, slowly getting back to full on blogging and can think of no better way to jump back in than by sharing an interview with debut author NoNieqa Ramos. The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary (Carolrhoda Lab) releases on 1 Feb 2018. Since I haven’t been able to read it just yet, here’s the publisher provide synopsis. “Macy’s […]

Second Tuesday Serials: Speculative Fiction

January 9, 2018

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Rather than providing a review today, I thought it would be a good time to list speculative fiction serials, series or even companion novels by IPOC authors. I think I’ve omitted any series with a 2017 release which means there are a few really good series not mention! And, there are some of which I’m […]

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GLBTRT 50th Anniversary Tshirt Design Contest

January 8, 2018

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In honor of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table’s 50th Anniversary coming in 2020, the GLBTRT Fund Raising Committee will be selling t-shirts and your help is needed to create them! There are TWO days left to enter. The Fund Raising Committee will be accepting t-shirt design submissions from GLBTRT members and supporters […]

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SundayMorningReads

January 7, 2018

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  These cold, snowy, dark days are forcing me to slow down, re-assess and consider a new plan for a new year. We’re almost two weeks into the new year and two decades into the 21st century. How is my world and my world perspective changing? Twenty years ago, I was a brown haired, struggling […]

January 2018

January 1, 2018

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I am so happy to be able to once again post new releases by Indigenous/People of Color (IPOC) authors particularly in a year that seems to be offering many more books by these authors. While collecting these titles, I’ve notice that that is still a dearth of Latinx and African American speculative fiction, graphic novels […]

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SundayMorningReads

December 17, 2017

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I really haven’t had any holiday spirit this year. I did put up decorations and a tree, nada. It could be the warm weather, working in a joyless environment or it could just be an off year for me. Maybe it’s just one of those years. I’m not one of those people who find this […]

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Seeking Social Justice

December 13, 2017

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Social justice in the United States evolved when Marxist principles were applied to the criminal justice system. This is a justice that seeks remedies that are meant to be good for the entire society but because of the transient nature of societies, there is no single, clear definition for social justice. It is a rather […]

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Second Tuesday Serials: Rebellion of Thieves

December 12, 2017

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title: Rebellion of Thieves series: Robyn Hoodlum Adventure author: Kekla Magoon date: Bloomsbury, 2016 main character: Robyn Loxley Robyn is resolved to save her parents. She’s a young, brown skinned girl who is fearless in her fight for justice. She and her merry gang house themselves in an abandoned church where they can go undetected […]

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November Rights Reports

December 4, 2017

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Rights reports give a glimpse into what books by IPOC authors that we can look forward to being printed for American youth in the long run. This information originally appeared in Publishers Weekly. Chris Paul and Liz Bicknell at Candlewick have acquired Yoko Tanaka’s Dandelion’s Dream, a wordless picture book that explores the unexpected aspiration […]