Thursday, October 19, 2017
A free book fair for black girls
One of my signature events over the last several years has been the book fair. I first became particularly interested in bookstores in my late teens, and I've managed to maintain that interest for quite some time. One way to share that interest is by coordinating events that showcase books.
For our fall Language Arts & Leadership Conference yesterday, I coordinated a book fair, with assistance from a group of my students. The high school black girls who attended seemed to really enjoy the book fair.
[Related: Black girls and book preferences]
The items at the book fair included novels, biographies, comic books, and volumes of poetry. The students were most interested in the novels and comic books. They were especially interested in novels and comic books about black girls and women. One of the favored works, which blended novels and comic books, was the graphic novel version of Octavia Butler's Kindred.
• The Language Arts & Leadership Conference, Fall 2017
• A Notebook on bookstores, book collections & book fairs