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It’s Black History Month, and I’m inspired to read more African American literature. Where should I start?

Great question! Reading African American literature is a wonderful way to celebrate Black History Month. For starters, African American literature includes novels, short stories, as well as poetry, essays, biographies, slave narratives and much more. Therefore, African American literature is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

For Black History Month, I want to highlight a novel written by one of my favorite children’s fiction authors. Christopher Curtis is the winner of numerous book awards including the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author award.  In … Continue reading

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What was Dallas like for African Americans during Segregation and the Civil Rights movement?

Beginning in the mid-1940s, Dallas newspaper and commercial photographer Marion Butts, Sr. (1924-2002), recorded various facets of African-American community life in Dallas for almost sixty years.  The rich collection documents not only segregation and civil rights events, but also the … Continue reading

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Library Web Wednesday: 20th Century Poetry

Looking for poems to celebrate Black History Month?  Check out the 20th Century Poetry database.  This database offers over 3,000 poems from African American poets, such as Lucille Clifton, Wanda Coleman, and Langston Hughes.  Each poet selection contains a short … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Wreath For Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson

As February draws to a close, I thought it fitting to review a beautiful book that deals with Civil Rights and America’s History.   This heroic crown of sonnets is incredibly deep in its exploration of the murder of Emmett Till.  … Continue reading

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