Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Black Authors & Black History Month

It's that time of the year again. The time when black authors get the kind of attention we don't usually get during the rest of the year. . .Black History Month.

Author Tayari Jones has an excellent essay in lastest issue of The Believer Magazine entitled Symbolism & Cynicism: On Being A Writer During Black History Month, where she discusses the inevitable invitations that she receives to speak during Black History Month and the conflicting feelings that come with these invitations.

USA Today highlights author James McBride's new novel Song Yet Sung and Louis Gates Jr.'s African-American National Biography.

The Brown Bookshelf is shining the spotlight on Children's and Young Adult authors and illustrators every day this month with their 28 Days Later Black History Month Celebration.

And lastly, I will be doing a Q & A and book signing on February 21st from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Dayton View Branch of the Dayton Public Library.



patricia sargeant said...

Angela, good luck with your Q&A and signing.

angela Henry said...

Thanks, Patricia!

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