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Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson continues her charming young middle grade series with "Ways to Share Joy". 

Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson continues her charming young middle grade series with "Ways to Share Joy".

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Back in 2020 BOTWC gave you a list of 29 Black authors you should know. Now, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should support them.

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(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) 

The Golden State Warriors megastar who broke the NBA’s all-time 3-point record last season is now aiming at a different target: children's books.

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Ruby Bridges was a 6-year-old first-grader when she walked past jeering crowds of white people to become one of the first Black students at racially segregated schools in New Orleans

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Photo Courtesy of Michelle Obama Books 

Four years ago, The Forever First Lady released her memoir, “Becoming,” which has since sold more than 17 million copies. Now Obama has taken to social media to announce her plans for a new book entitled “The Light We Carry.” 

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Lisa Robertson’s Boat works against the certainties much poetry strives to achieve. (Image/Poetry Foundation) 

The foundation granted thefund $343,750 to study poetry book distribution in Africa. 

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Alyssa Collins 

Collins explores how Black writers began engaging with the idea of posthumanism when Blackness had historically been imagined as inhuman

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Andre Lewis Carter 

Portland author Andre Lewis Carter is a retired navy veteran who writes fiction, essays and plays.

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Much like the book, the Podcast Network covers all aspects of Black culture, creating a collective universe for authors and content creators. 

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(Pantheon via AP) 

A Tennessee school district has voted to ban a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust due to “inappropriate language" and an illustration of a nude woman, according to minutes from a board meeting.

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