Forgotten Writers – Phillis Wheatley

Do you know who Phillis Wheatley is? If you said no, you're far from being alone. Even a bookseller I worked with who prided himself on his black heritage didn't know. He's a talented artist who was making church panels of famous African Americans. I asked...

In Search of a Black Nancy Drew

Call it, Nancy Drew and the Mystery of the Lack of Minorities in Young Reader Books. Last week, publisher Simon & Schuster announced that they were going to publish children's books featuring Muslim characters and stories under the imprint, Salaam Reads. I'm all for diversifying books for...

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