Category: Literacy

Anisfield Wolf Book Awards – 2019

As usual, one of my favorite events of the year came right on time. Filled with a crowd of librarians, storytellers, cultural enthusiasts, activists and artists, the Anisfield-Wolf Awards did not disappoint. I didn’t get the best photos this year, but the event itself was phenomenal. The overarching spirit throughout was surrounding ancestor Toni Morrison.

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“Pessimism is a Self-Fulfilling Malady”

Doubt – Death – Disillusion?   I have grown tired of living in a world full of hate and hurt.  Whenever I begin to break out of such limited thinking and living, I found that so many negative energies seemingly exist just to put me back.  I’m often reminded that… “Pessimism is a Self-Fulfilling Malady” 

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A Day with Jerry Pinkney

I had the honor of picking up author/illustrator Jerry Pinkey from the Hopkins International Airport for a visit and lecture at my Cuyahoga County Public Library –  Warrensville Heights Branch.  He jumped in the vehicle and we instantly began a great conversation about our art inspirations, community, and family among other things.  We hopped on

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