I now realize that the number was not at all important. What was important was shining a much needed light on authors of color.
And while I did not reach my goal of reaching 100 for my GET CAUGHT READING AN AUTHOR OF COLOR’S BOOK, I did, however, seem to reach a growing number of folks who want to see more of these books in schools and libraries (and BOOKSTORES!). Thank you to all who participated! These last few photos made my day. Photo one is of my mother’s best friend, Rosie! Rosie, why is the book, OUR LADY OF KIBEHO By Immaculée Ilibagiza, Steve Erwin, backwards?!!! And photo 2 is of my beautiful brother, Tony, reading PEACEBUILDERS (Forest Hill Publishing)by M. LaVora Perry.
Cheers, to a great school year ahead!
(I will still take your submissions if you have AOC.)