NATIONAL ANTIRACIST & CHILDREN’S BILINGUAL BOOK FESTIVALS

FIRST NATIONAL ANTIRACIST BOOK FESTIVAL LAUNCHED BY NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER

Washington, D.C.–based American University will be the site of the first National Antiracist Book Festival, providing a platform for nearly 50 authors and publishing professionals to discuss policies and power structures that fuel racism in America, as well as the efforts being made to dismantle those systems….

Young adult authors Jason Reynolds and Jacqueline Woodson will talk with one another about “Writing to capture the hearts and minds of youth.”

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NHCC HOSTS CHILDREN’S READING FESTIVAL

“Margarita (Engle) came here last May to read from her books,” recalled Martínez, NHCC director of history and literary arts and festival organizer. “I asked her afterwards what can we do at the (National Hispanic Cultural Center) NHCC that is not happening elsewhere. She said there are very few bilingual book festivals in the country.”

Their conversation was about Spanish and English. But the NHCC’s festival expands “bilingualism” to include Native American languages, Martínez said.

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SPRING 2019 PUBLISHER’S PREVIEW: FIVE QUESTIONS FOR ELOISE GREENFIELD

Why are people afraid of poetry?

I don’t see the fear. When I watch poets or teachers reading poetry to children and/or adults, the listeners adapt to the mood, laughing or serious. Many people love to write poetry.

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SHORTLISTED FOR CLIPPA POETRY PRIZE

Also on the shortlist…Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me (Tiny Owl) by Eloise Greenfield

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1976 Award Winner by Eloise Greenfield

 

ELIZABETH WINTHROP APPEARING AT PARTNER VILLAGE STORE LUNCHEON

“Moving from voice to voice,( Elizabeth) Winthrop elegantly brings to stark light the story of a town, its people, and its injustices,” the release states. ”‘The Mercy Seat’ is a brutally incisive and tender novel from one of our most acute literary observers.”

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WT FESTIVAL TO FEATURE TIM TINGLE

The Storytelling Guild at West Texas A&M University is proud to present the 2019 WT Storytelling Festival “Trail of Tears” featuring award-winning Choctaw author and storyteller Tim Tingle on May 3.

Tingle’s great-grandfather, John Carnes, walked the Trail of Tears in 1835, and his paternal grandmother attended a series of rigorous Indian boarding schools in the early 1900s. In 1993, Tingle began retracing the Trail of Tears to Choctaw homelands in Mississippi and began recording stories of tribal elders.

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COMING VERY SOON 2019 JANE ADDAMS CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

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