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Writers Against Racism: Guest Blogger: Kelly Starling Lyons


Twenty-two years ago, Wade and Cheryl Hudson made a life-changing decision. Frustrated by the low number of African-American children’s books available to share with their son and daughter, they decided to do something about it – create books themselves. Their commitment to filling the gap and giving not just their kids, but all young people, […]

Writers Against Racism: Resources For A Conversation About Books

Here is a collection of ALL of the resources I will be distributing today via packets. If you were unable to join me, FRET NOT!  I’m also trying to videotape the presentation.  More later. The symposium begins in an hour and there’s a ton left to do… “The Hewitt School Symposium: A Conversation About Books” […]

Writers Against Racism: A Is For Anansi: Literature for Children of African Descent

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It’s FREE and open to the public!  Jaïra Placid is Associate Director at the Institute of African American Affairs at New York University. She sent me the following flyer to share with my faithful readers.  A Is For Anansi: Literature for Children of African Descent Institute of African American Affairs – New York University October 8-9th 2010 […]

Writers Against Racism: TODAY Is National Safe School Day

A colleague just sent me this link, reminding me that today is National Safe School Day, which should be everyday. “Today has been declared National Safe School Day, in light of the 6 lost youth to Bullycidies in the last month.” We have to educate our students to appreciate our differences.  Just take a look at […]

Writers Against Racism: READ OUT LOUD! is looking for authors

Children’s authors and illustrators have the opportunity to appear at Read Out Loud!, a family literacy festival, on Saturday, December 4, 2010.  This  annual event draws hundreds of children (from toddlers to age 12) and their parents. Authors read aloud from their books, incorporating family-friendly activities and a book signing. The intent is to engage […]

Writers Against Racism: Walk This Way…

In NYC, anything can happen and anything can be witnessed with the naked eye. Which is why when I saw this 60-year old woman, walking down the side of  The Whitney Museum, YES, THE SIDE, I said, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! I have such faith in today’s educators to take their reading lists to the next level […]