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Writers Against Racism: Rev Dr Susan K Smith

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President Obama has been accused of shying away from the issue of race in America. Although I did not watch The View today; hopefully that topic was raised with him. Well, we’re having a conversation about race – W.A.R. – and it continues today with one of my Facebook friends,  Rev Dr Susan K Smith. [...]

Writers Against Racism: Cynthia Leitich Smith

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Cynthia Leitich Smith is the New York Times best-selling author of Eternal and its companions Tantalize and the forthcoming Blessed (all from Candlewick). She’s also the author of Jingle Dancer, Indian Shoes, and Rain Is Not My Indian Name (all Harper Collins) as well as the forthcoming Holler Loudly (Dutton). Briefly describe the impact racism [...]

Writers Against Racism: Tameka Fryer Brown

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Tameka Fryer Brown is a picture book author whose first title, AROUND OUR WAY ON NEIGHBORS’ DAY, will be in stores August 1, 2010. Her second book, IN A MOOD, is scheduled to publish in 2012. Visit Tameka online.      Briefly describe the impact racism had on you as a young person:   There are a few [...]

Writers Against Racism: Joseph Collum

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Joseph Collum has been the recipient of more than 100 major journalism awards during his career as an investigative reporter, including the DuPont-Columbia Award, two George Polk Awards, and five Investigative Reporters & Editors Awards. He was the first reporter in America to expose the widespread practice of racial profiling (the Oxford English Dictionary credits [...]

Writers Against Racism: Trevor Dawes @NDLC2010

Princeton University not only has a lovely campus but it also has warm and inviting people, who are always on-hand when help is needed. I’ll tell you more about those encounters once I wrap up the screening of my videos. Earlier in the week I introduced you to Trevor Dawes, who was one of the [...]

Writers Against Racism: National Diversity in Libraries Conference

My NDLC panel discussion went very well on Thursday. I’m actually in the process of looking at the videos for editing opportunities. In the meantime, please take a look at how one woman’s eyes were opened at NDLC2010.

Writers Against Racism: Lee and Low Books – Multicultural Books

Yesterday, while I was preparing for NDLC 2010, I ran across this Facebook post from Lee & Low Books, and wanted to share it, since it’s the perfect tie-in for my panel discussion: Claiming the Center: Online Community, Activism and Advocacy. Lee & Low Books Author W. Nikola-Lisa writes multicultural books because “I write for [...]

Writers Against Racism: White and Whatever…

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Preparing for the NDLC is consuming most of my time, but I did want to remind everyone to tune in on Saturday, July 17 for the CSPAN Book TV airing of White and Whatever…Diversity in Children’s and Young Adult Publishing at the Harlem Book Fair. W.A.R. writers, Zetta Elliott, Jerry Craft and Cheryl Willis Hudson will [...]

Writers Against Racism: Preparing Prezi for Princeton

I’m making another attempt at posting my prezi presentation, since the first posting didn’t go through. Tomorrow’s the BIG DAY at NDLC 2010 and I’m MORE than excited!  I’m taking the NJ Transit later this evening and am hoping to meet up with my co-presenters before our panel discussion. Just so you know, this will [...]

Writers Against Racism: #NDLC 2010 Interview With Trevor Dawes

One of my co-presenters for NDLC, Edi Campbell, sent me a link to an article profiling Trevor Dawes, the Circulation Services Director at Princeton University. Trevor is also chairing the National Diversity in Libraries Conference at Princeton University this week – as my panel discussion grows closer (nail biting). The podcast of his interview is embedded in the article and explains the importance of [...]