HBW Reading Recommendations

[By: Kai Hansen] Hello everyone, and happy New Year! I hope you’re all well and have had a good holiday season. There’s a certain chill in the air that seems to make the world around us slow down a bit, which makes this the perfect time of year to relax and curl up with a good book. Whether you’re a college student searching for something […]

Reading List: Staff Recommendations for the National African American Read-In

Looking for a way to celebrate Black History Month? The National African American Read-In began on Sunday, February 1, and will go through Saturday, February 28. Sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and NCTE, Read-In events “can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media […]

Reading List: 3 More Staff Recommendations for Winter Reading

Lawrence Public Library’s Christmas (book) tree. Last Wednesday, the HBW Blog Editor Meredith Wiggins shared her list of five recent black-authored books to check out over the winter break. Today, HBW Communications Director and Office Manager Crystal Bradshaw shares three additional recommendations to spend some time with while the temperatures drop. Below the cut, check out Crystal’s choices, including two historical novels and a poem. […]

Reading List: 5 Books for the Winter Break

This will always be the dream. [by Meredith Wiggins] The Fall 2014 semester is drawing to a close and winter break is rapidly coming upon us, which means it’s almost the time of year when we here at HBW get to to indulge in more pleasure-reading than is always possible in the thick of the school year. Back in 2012, Goyland Williams posted about some […]