Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Araceli

Only one more week until February! If you haven't already heard, we are inviting YOU to participate in our Black History Month event!

Send us a recording of yourself reciting your favorite poem, speech, song, or essay written by a noteworthy African American. To help get you started on your quest to find the one that speaks to you most, we have compiled a few titles for you from our resources!

Black Enough

 Black is...sisters navigating their relationship at summer camp in Portland, Oregon, as written by Renée Watson.

Black is…three friends walking back from the community pool talking about nothing and everything, in a story by Jason Reynolds.

Black is…Nic Stone’s high-class beauty dating a boy her momma would never approve of.

Black is…two girls kissing in Justina Ireland’s story set in Maryland.

Black is urban and rural, wealthy and poor, mixed race, immigrants, and more—because there are countless ways to be Black enough.

Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today-Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it's like to be young and Black in America.



The Talk



 A powerful collection of short stories, essays, and poems, The Talk is a call-to-action that invites all families to be anti-racist and advocates for change.






Say Her Name



These poems pay tribute to victims of police brutality as well as the activists insisting that Black Lives Matter. Elliott engages poets from the past two centuries to create a chorus of voices celebrating the creativity, resilience, and courage of Black women and girls. This collection features forty-nine powerful poems, four of which are tribute poems inspired by the works of Lucille Clifton, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, and Phillis Wheatley. This provocative collection will move every listener to reflect, respond and act.




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The deadline to submit is January 31st! We look forward to seeing your submissions!


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