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Celebrate Black History Month with the Readergirlz

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on February 6, 2008

Readergirlz Black History

In honor of Black History Month, the readergirlz are featuring award-winning novel Bronx Masquerade by author Nikki Grimes. This Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning book is also perfect for Valentine’s Day, because it’s all about heart. Author Grimes moves beyond the masquerade to break down the barriers that separate us and makes her readers realize we are more alike than different. Here’s a quote: “I dare you to peep beyond these eyes, discover the poet in tough guy disguise.” How cool is that? Join the readergirlz for a live chat on Thursday, February 21 at 9 PM for a chance to win a free book! The tenth poster will win a copy of Bronx Masquerade and the 20th poster will win a signed copy of My Sisters’ Voices: Teenage Girls of Color Speak Out by Iris Jacob. And here’s a quote from the readergirlz by Mrs. Fleet’s gal pal Maya Angelou (remember when I heard her speak in Rome last fall!): “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

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