We Need Diverse Books

Boys and girls across the nation deserve to see themselves in the books they read. When their minds are open to reading, their minds are open to learning. Characters that reflect the fullness of humanity in regards to culture, background, nationality, and interests will ultimately challenge perspectives and implement more inclusion. The children matter. It's… Continue reading We Need Diverse Books

Poets that Energize Us

Poetry has a profound effect on all those that embrace it. The poets that I listed below have valuable advice and insights for writers. I hope that these quotes can inspire. "We must create work that refuses to leave this world the same as when we entered. We do not have the luxury of only… Continue reading Poets that Energize Us

Ten Poetry Collections by Women Writers

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou A Few Figs From Thistles by Edna St. Vincent Millay Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire The Lost Lunar Baedeker (Poems) by Mina Loy On the Bus with Rosa Parks by Rita Dove My Father Was… Continue reading Ten Poetry Collections by Women Writers

Maya Angelou Empowers the Youth

Here is some #MondayMotivation for students who may be returning back to school and for those seeking inspiration. Find a cozy place to relax and take in each word for all that it's worth. Today's post features Maya Angelou  who was one of the most influential writers in my journey as a scholar and educator.… Continue reading Maya Angelou Empowers the Youth

Spring Cleaning Tips for Writers and Creatives

Want to be more productive with your craft? Follow these steps. 1. Remove the clutter. An over abundance of "stuff" can cramp your mind and creative process. 2. Organize your notes. Look through those random items that contain your ideas and brainstorming. What is important? What is not? What have you completed? What do you still… Continue reading Spring Cleaning Tips for Writers and Creatives

#WorldBookDay Reading List

Here are some of my favorite throwbacks featuring Jamaica Kincaid, Angela Davis, and Zora Neale Hurston. More to come soon!