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Interview with Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkey, creators of Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

  In advance of their latest project, Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It, powerhouse creative couple Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney were gracious enough to sit down for a blog interview with me. My questions covered various topics including advice for budding creatives, what's been keeping them sane with everything going on lately, and what could possibly be on their bucket list?! Enjoy the conversation and nuggets from Andrea and Brian! Their answers will be bulleted.  _________________________ Through my work as a bookseller, I come into contact with many self-published authors. The world of self-publishing can be rough,...

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Now that I've Found You - an interview with Kristina Forest!

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

On August 5, 2020, I had the pleasure of speaking with author Kristina Forest in advance of her upcoming YA romance novel, Now that I've Found You. We had a wonderful conversation and were able to cover a variety of topics.  Because the subtitles in the video are not 100% accurate, I've included my interview questions below... I love the fact that you (Kristina) champion stories that feature the average Black kid. While all of our stories have value, sometimes it feels as though diverse literature for children can be kind of heavy. The stories usually revolve around overcoming slavery...

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Summer Listening Challenge

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

June 1st - September 2nd Now that you have your required reading for the summer, it’s time to start listening. Support WoW Book and Toy with your audiobook purchases and play Libro.fm Audiobook Bingo for your chance at the grand prize: a year’s supply of audiobooks! Step 1 Download bingo cards We have Bingo cards for both adults and kids! Your challenge is to complete five prompts that correspond with the Bingo boxes in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line. Download your Bingo card and get started!   Step 2 Start listening Select your audiobooks and start listening! Not sure where to...

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Junteenth!

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

Juneteenth will be here in about two weeks (June 19) and in advance of the holiday, I wanted to share some information and resources that will help y'all learn more about the holiday and find some ways to celebrate among you and your family! "The Juneteenth flags represent the history, and freedom the American Slaves and their descendants. The design of the Juneteenth flag depicts a bursting 'new star', on the horizon. The star represents A NEW FREEDOM, A NEW PEOPLE, A NEW STAR. The red, white, and blue colors communicate that the American Slaves, and their descendants were all...

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Celebrating Dr Martin Luther King, Jr!

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

Happy birthday Dr Martin Luther King, Jr! One of the world's best-known advocates of nonviolent social change, King was a civil rights leader. He led the march on August 28, 1963 that attracted more than 250,000 protesters to Washington, D.C. There, he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" oration. During the year following the march, King's renown as a nonviolent leader grew, and in 1964, he received the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1986 King's birthday, January 15th became a federal holiday celebrated the third Monday in January.   Get your FREE downloadable coloring page here. Get the coloring book...

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