{book} mirrors

Zetta Elliott offered a free copy of her book to interested reviewers. Please do not believe that I proceeded to read and review The Magic Mirror with bias. If you’ve spent any real length of time here on ‘omphaloskepsis’, you know I’m a fair and balanced reviewer, but I felt it should be clarified nonetheless. The MagicContinue reading “{book} mirrors”

with Quiet resilience.

Day Seven:  Bird          By Zetta Elliott , Illus. Shadra Strickland    Lee & Low Books, 2008. Hardcover. . Young Mekhai, better known as Bird, loves to draw. With drawings, he can erase the things that don’t turn out right. In real life, problems aren’t so easily fixed. As Bird struggles to understand theContinue reading “with Quiet resilience.”

silenced voices

A very wise librarian friend remarked that it was a shame ALA didn’t care more about this issue; raising awareness about banned books is extremely important, but it’s also important to acknowledge the silenced voices of writers of color who continue to be marginalized within the publishing world…–Zetta Elliott, author of A Wish After MidnightContinue reading “silenced voices”