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Let’s Hear it For the Ladies

Posted about 4 hours ago by Meg Raymond
Surprisingly (or not so surprisingly), Women’s History Month dates only back to 1981, when Congress passed Pub. L 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning […]
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Upcoming Indie Releases for 2020

Posted about 2 weeks ago by Jonah Butler
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The Tax Man Cometh

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Meg Raymond
Posted in Inform * Enrich * Empower, Uncategorized | Tagged with
April 15th will be here before you know it. That means it is time to <cue spooky music> COMPLETE YOUR FEDERAL TAX RETURNS!! (Virginia tax returns aren’t due until May […]
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2019 Releases from African American Authors

Posted about 3 weeks ago by Naomi D'Archangel
In honor of African American History Month, I decided to showcase some fantastic new releases from African American authors. Books by these authors don’t always get the recognition they deserve […]
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Gothic YAs for the Long, Dark Winter

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Jennifer Deuell
I am particularly drawn to a good, dark read during the winter months.  Something about the extended hours of darkness and the cold, crisp air really gets me in the […]
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African-American History Month in Richmond

Posted about 1 month ago by Meg Raymond
I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my […]
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Macmillan eBook Embargo

Posted about 1 month ago by Jonah Butler
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Local Author: Meg Medina

Posted about 1 month ago by Naomi D'Archangel
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Meg Medina, an author with awards aplenty (all well-deserved!), is a first generation Cuban-American who grew up in Queens, New York. From her website we learn that “when she’s not […]
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LAMAR GILES – “Trapping people in stories since 1987…”

Posted about 1 month ago by Jennifer Deuell
There are very few things in life that I geek out about.  Meeting a very awesome author like Lamar Giles is one of them.  Giles is a two-time Edgar Award […]
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Most Anticipated YA Books of 2020

Posted about 2 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
Hopefully my post last week got you all excited about some upcoming trends in YA lit.  Now, I’d like to share with you my top 10 list of YA books […]
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