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Honoring Black History: Art and Craft

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Image via King County Library /Artist Aramis O. Hamer

#blackhistorymonth #africanamericanhistory #blackamericanartists #blackamericanbooks #blackamericans #blackamericanauthors

Resources 

★ AALBC the Largest Site Dedicated to Books by or About People of African Descent

Black American Artists — Take the Quiz

Black History Month Outlook by KandiOnline

Books to Celebrate Black History

 

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Happy New Year

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Hi Friends,

Welcome to a new year and a new decade. Grab your favorite hat and throw it where you will and do your toe touches 1-2-3; in the spirit of MTM (here’s s1e1; stream it, if you haven’t already)  — you’re gonna make it after all! Wishing you a wonderful fulfilling year. May your efforts to find life-work balance be fruitful.

A friend led me to these inspiring ladies (fangirl) who seem to be the epitome of slaying the life-work balance conundrum.

Stay warm. Stay welcoming. Stay wondering and wandering too. 

Hey, Tina — that looks just like my new parka too! 

via Oprah on Instagram: “You better believe I was going to visit the Mary Tyler Moore statue when I touched down in Minnesota! Thank you for joining me, Tina Fey.…”

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Happy Thanksgiving

 

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#thanksgiving #friendsgiving #family #autumn #familytraditions

Hi, friends, 

I’d like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving this year. Also, thank you to those that introduced me to the publishing site where newbies can launch creative content and have a chance to take care of their family by getting paid to do so.

My New Flash Prose

I have a new flash piece; Thanksgiving at Our Redwood Table that I’ve created, inspired by family at Thanksgiving. It’s a raw work, not perfect but with its imperfections brings us together to remember family and friends in a fond way. Signifying gratefulness at this evolving holiday.

Thank you for your support.

Enjoy!

Reference

Thanksgiving at Our Redwood Table – Hope H. – Medium

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A Memoir Book Review

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Hi friends,

I’m so honored to finally share my latest book review with you. It’s a bit of a stretch from my usual LIS reference resources but if you’re looking for something enticingly different — check it out. 

Thanks to Katy and the folks at NewPages!

Inheritance by Dani Shapiro | NewPages.com

Here are some books to movies you can tune into this fall.

Welcome to Fall 2019

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Jack and Jill are delighted by the cool fall weather. How about you? Photo via Creative Commons.

Binge Away: Audio, or better yet, read it and then watch it.

Some Halloweeny Ideas

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)

A shallow and self-centered prince is cursed by a witch to transform into a beast for the rest of his life unless he can make a woman love him before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. Belle, a bookish girl ahead of her time, saves her father from the clutches of the beast by offering to remain a prisoner in his stead.

Based On: The Story of Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellan, Emma Thompson, Hattie Morahan

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