On Solid Ground
When I first met the wide smile of James Baldwin face to face, I just burst into tears. In less than a heartbeat, he opened his arms as wide… More
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Sharing this article about @OscarHokeah's CALLING FOR A BLANKET DANCE from @PENamerica because we feel every day is a celebration of this book! ❤️📚
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Still reeling from the Literary Activism Summit a few weeks ago. We got to talk banned books, community building through literature, activism, and what the amazing Iris Morales called our contemporary “battle of ideas.” @PENamerica @SchomburgCenter @RaquelWillis_
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