Adeyemi’s novel, Children of Blood and Bone (CBB), is situated in a fantasy world that incorporates themes of racism, oppression, and the abuse of power. CBB was inspired by Adeyemi’s adoration of Avatar: The Last Airbender, as well as a visit to a gift shop in Brazil. It was while she was in that gift shop that the young author encountered … Continue reading The Importance of Representation
Author Archive: Regina Carter
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Coretta Scott King, for … Continue reading Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast
33% of Americans report feelings of “extreme stress.” 60-90% of doctor visits are related to “stress-related complaints.” As such, it should not come as a surprise that there has been a strong emphasis on well-being at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. Well-being has been emphasized because it is absolutely essential. Tureen is an extrovert. Melilli is … Continue reading Overworked and Overwhelmed, Oh My!
Aliqae Geraci, assistant director of Catherwood Research and Learning Services at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Shannon Farrell, natural resources librarian at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, provided attendees with four key steps to smart salary negotiations during the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Start Smart Salary Negotiations Workshop. The workshop … Continue reading Knowledge Is Power
Barbakoff, who is community engagement and economic development manager of the King County (Wash.) Library System, is a 2013 ALA Emerging Leader (EL). Stacchini, who is managing librarian at Austin Public Library, is a 2016 EL. As co-chairs of the EL program, they welcomed back the 2019 EL cohort with a thought-provoking conversation titled “Some Things to … Continue reading Leadership 101