Catherine Hernandez (Crosshairs) and Jordan Ifueko (Raybearer) discuss their works of speculative fiction for YA and adult audiences, as well as their experiences as women of color writing BIPOC characters in science fiction and fantasy.
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson discusses her new book for young readers, Before the Ever After, a stirring novel-in-verse exploring the cost of professional sports on Black bodies and the ways a family moves forward when their glory days have passed. A Q&A featuring students’ pre-submitted questions will also be included.
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Angela Dominguez (Stella Díaz Dreams Big), Vashti Harrison (Little Dreamers), and Dub Leffler (Once There Was a Boy) discuss the importance of diversity in children’s literature and how their past and current projects embrace inclusive storytelling, from stories that highlight Mexican-American childhood and include Spanish vocabulary, to books that celebrate Black leaders and engage with Indigenous Australian identity and history.
Regina Bradley (Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of Hip-Hop South), Adam Gussow (Whose Blues? Facing Up to Race and the Future of Music), and Claudrena Harold (When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras) discuss the ways that music, history, and race intersect in the creation of American identity, with a focus on blues, southern hip-hop, and late-century gospel music.
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Join Preservation Virginia, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the AMMD Pine Grove School Community, the Campbell County Training School Complex, the Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald Schools National Historic Park …
The Charlottesville Chapter of The Links Incorporated presents its 17th annual Celebration of the African American Literary Tradition, including musical and spoken word performances by community youth and a tribute …
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A new film tells the story of two artists and their memories of segregated Alexandria. “We didn’t set out to make history. It was just a hobby at first,” says dollhouse artist and A new film tells the story of two artists and their memories of segregated Alexandria. Alexandria native Sharon Frazier. “But then Linwood started making more and more. He said, ‘We should do our town.’ And so, here we are.”
Danville’s annual America’s Sunday Supper takes place virtually this year and will feature a keynote address by former Georgia House Representative and Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. The event marks the …
By Pat Jarrett, Acting Director – Virginia Folklife Program I know we’re not the only ones missing live music this year, and I’m certainly not the only person whose heart …
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Rev. Tarrence Paschall will be joining us for a livestream of a 2004 concert.
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