Dive deep into the world of this everyday insect -- and the science behind its uncertain future. I am so excited to bring you Dana L. Church and Jess Keating as they launch Dana's new book, The Beekeepers. Join us on Thursday, March 4th at 1:30 pm EST Teachers - this is perfect for 4th and up! https://www.crowdcast.io/e/blb-event-dana-church-in/register
#ReadingWomenLeaders is a book list series, showcasing women leaders in every aspect of life. Launched as a virtual bookclub in September 2020, the first focus area is the realm of politics. Prioritizing autobiographies to center the voices of the women themselves, this booklist/bookclub explores the lives of women in public service as political leaders throughout the world.
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/nicstoneshuri2/register Come chat with me and Nic Stone about all things, Shuri and strong girl characters!
Terry McMillan, bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale, will speak and answer questions at an SJCPL author event. The St. Joseph County Public Library will host An Evening with Terry McMillan for their annual Black History Month Author Talk. McMillan will give a live virtual presentation followed by a question and answer session via Zoom on Monday, February 22, at 6:30pm. Latorya Greene, president of the South Bend Chapter of the Indiana Black Expo, and Kathy Burnette, owner of The Brain Lair, will lead a question and answer session after McMillan’s talk. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and space will be limited for the live virtual session. To register, visit An Evening with Terry McMillan (https://sjcpl.libnet.info/website/event/4729683). For more information about the event, call 574-282-4646 or visit sjcpl.org. This event is made possible through the support and partnership of the South Bend Chapter of the Indiana Black Expo, Inc. and The Brain Lair. Author Terry McMillan is a household name and writes with humor and warmth. Her books, including Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, are filled with strong black female characters. Her latest novel, It’s Not All Downhill From Here, will be released in March and tells the story of one woman’s unexpected loss and her strength and determination to reinvent herself. About Terry McMillan Terry McMillan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, The Interruption of Everything, I Almost Forgot About You, and the editor of Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. Four of Ms. McMillan’s novels have been made into movies: Waiting to Exhale (Twentieth Century Fox, 1995); How Stella Got Her Groove Back (Twentieth Century Fox, 1998); Disappearing Acts (HBO Pictures, 1999); and A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Lifetime, 2014). She lives in California. Visit Terrymcmillan.com for more information.
#bhm #blackhistorymonth #theonearmedsister by Cheri Jones "Searing . . . In affluent Baxter's Beach, the gentry of Barbados maneuver around their servants with velvet gloves and steel nerves, exposing fault lines of resentment, love as ephemeral as a tropical breeze.” (O Magazine) * In Baxter’s Beach, Barbados, Lala’s grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister. It’s a cautionary tale, about what happens to girls who disobey their mothers and go into Baxter’s Tunnels. When she’s grown, Lala lives on the beach with her husband, Adan, a petty criminal with endless charisma whose thwarted burglary of one of the beach mansions sets off a chain of events with terrible consequences. A gunshot no one was meant to witness. A new mother whose baby is found lifeless on the beach. A woman torn between two worlds and incapacitated by grief. And two men driven into the Tunnels by desperation and greed who attempt a crime that will risk their freedom – and their lives. * Cherie S.A. Jones was born in 1974. She received a LL.B degree from the University of the West Indies, Barbados, in 1995, a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School, St. Augustine, Trinidad in 1997 and was admitted to the Bar in Barbados in October 1997. Cherie won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 1999. She won both the Archie Markham Award and the A.M. Heath Prize at Sheffield Hallam in the UK. A collection of interconnected stories set in a different small community in Barbados won a third prize at the Frank Collymore Endowment Awards in 2016. She still works as a lawyer, in addition to her writing. * * JOIN US - make a pact between yourself and all of your internet friends that you will read at least 4 books by black authors in 4 different genres! Add your titles to our #BlackHistoryMonth Reads form and at the end of the month - we’ll give 6 people a $10 gift card to the Black-owned bookstore of your choice. - link in bio * * #celebrateblackvoices #readblackstories #blackstoriesmatter #blackhistory #blackexcellence
#bhm #blackhistorymonth @VanishedShuri by @nicstone * Shuri, the Princess of Wakanda (and sister to the Black Panther), sets out to save a group of kidnapped girls in this all-new, original middle-grade novel by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone! With the heart-shaped herb thriving, a group of Wakanda's finest engineers working on expanding her dome technology, and the borders more fortified than ever, Princess Shuri can finally focus on what matters most: her training. Soon, a bigger problem rears its head. The princess hears whispers of exceptionally talented young girls across the world going missing. A young environmental scientist in Kenya, a French physics prodigy -- the list of the missing keeps growing and growing. And when this mystery hits home in a way the princess would've never expected, there's no more time for hesitation: There are lost girls out there somewhere, and Shuri is determined not to let them be forgotten * Nic Stone is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Dear Martin and Odd One Out. She was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about one. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, she strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work. Learn more at nicstone.info.
With so many TV shows, video games, and other things to do, how can we help kids get excited about picking up a book—and continue reading it? * You will receive digital swag after the event, including activity sheets and parent tips. You can also pick up some special physical swag from Brain Lair Books! * Register on Eventbrite today! https://conta.cc/3a0hgjS
#bhm #blackhistorymonth #gildedones by @namina.forna * * In this world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice. Get ready for battle. * Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. * But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death. Namina Forna has a MFA in film and TV production from USC School of Cinematic Arts and a BA from Spelman College. She now works as a screenwriter in LA and loves telling stories with fierce female leads. The Gilded Ones is her debut novel. Visit her on twitter at @NaminaForna and on Instagram at @namina.forna. * JOIN US - make a pact between yourself and all of your internet friends that you will read at least 4 books by black authors in 4 different genres! Add your titles to our #BlackHistoryMonth Reads form and at the end of the month - we’ll give 6 people a $10 gift card to the Black-owned bookstore of your choice. - link in bio * * #celebrateblackvoices #readblackstories #blackstoriesmatter #blackhistory #blackexcellence
#bhm #blackhistorymonth #JustAsIAM by @misscicelytyson #cicelytyson * Thank you to @Harpercollins and @folkusbrand for this beautiful gift. Just ordered some of this awesome gift wrap for the store. We finally have our copies of #JustAsIAm to ship out. Looking forward to chatting with everyone about this queen! * In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony * "Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. In these pages, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been blessed to grace the stage and screen for six decades. Yet I am also the church girl who once rarely spoke a word. I am the teenager who sought solace in the verses of the old hymn for which this book is named. I am a daughter and mother, a sister, and a friend. I am an observer of human nature and the dreamer of audacious dreams. I am a woman who has hurt as immeasurably as I have loved, a child of God divinely guided by His hand. And here in my ninth decade, I am a woman who, at long last, has something meaningful to say.” –Cicely Tyson * JOIN US - make a pact between yourself and all of your internet friends that you will read at least 4 books by black authors in 4 different genres! Add your titles to our #BlackHistoryMonth Reads form and at the end of the month - we’ll give 6 people a $10 gift card to the Black-owned bookstore of your choice. - link in bio * * #celebrateblackvoices #readblackstories #blackstoriesmatter #blackfutures #blackhistory #blackexcellence