Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Another free book fair for black boys

In my former life perhaps, I ran a bookstore. So now nearly every chance I get, I pull together some kind of book fair. The culminating event for our "Language Arts and Leadership" conference provided me with yet another opportunity to showcase and distribute books.

The high school students at the event got an opportunity to peruse and select books of their choice.  The main books at this year's event were:
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Olio by Tyehimba Jess
The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka
Soulcatcher: And other stories by Charles Johnson
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 edited by Amy Stewart
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
Vintage Hughes
I also included a few photograph books and comic books:
12 Million Black Voices by Richard Wright
The Rap Year Book by Shea Serrano and Arturo Torres
Hawkeye, Vol. 2: Little Hits by Matt Fraction, David Aja, et al.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. by Brian Micheal Bendis and Sara Pichelli
A Right to Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder
The Language Arts and Leadership Conference, 2017
A free book fair for African American boys (2016)
A free book fair (2015)
A Notebook on bookstores, book collections & book fairs 

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