I have a 7 p.m. deadline… so I spent the last five minutes making a paperclip bookmark. :-/
Ok, this is SUPER HELPFUL! Never appear foolish to your literary compatriots again. Still struggling with the Adichie pronunciation though (did we mention Americanah, her latest novel, is the bee’s knees?).
once a snowflake fell
on my brow and i loved
it so much and i kissed
it and it was happy and called its cousins… from “Winter Poem” by Nikki Giovanni
… making diddley bows and learning about African American folk instruments at the library this month!
It’s heartwarming to have this face smiling down on all our little patrons in the children’s department.
Dena Epstein, retired librarian and author of the pivotal work “Sinful Tunes and Spirituals”, passed away yesterday (11/13/13) at the age of 96. Through her research, she illumimated the history of pre-civil war African American music traditions and single-handedly unearth the banjo’s African/African American roots. The book is a brilliant scholarly work to which I and many others owe a debt of gratitude. Thank you Mrs. Epstein.