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ICYMI: The Last Week in Black Writing and Culture (9/3 – 9/9)

From Dashka Slater over at Mother Jones, comes another
thinkpiece about the lack of diversity in children’s literature and the ever present
need to address the problem.
Remembering the victims of the September. 11th
attacks, a number of new young adult novels are teaching this moment in history
to an audience that was not born yet. Award winning author Jewell Parker
Rhodes is back with Towers Falling. Head over to The New York Times and NPR to explore this novel and teaching tragedy to a young
audience.
KU Common Book author Ta-Nehisi Coates talks “Black Panther”
and his hope that the Marvel series extends beyond his original 12-issue installment.
Check out the #ColinKaepernickSyllabus for a collection of
texts discussing the Black athlete and protest tradition.