We Act Radio rejoins the air waves 9/14 with the premiere broadcast of We Luv Books Radio. Maya Gonzalez, author, educator, and co-founder of Reflection Press. Author of When a Bully is President, to be highlighted at 9/23 ARTivisim Afternoon bookstore event. Brother Yao, poet, Bowie State University professor, and co-founder of the former Karibu … Continue reading Radio Premiere: Maya Gonzalez, Brother Yao, & Sing-Talk-Read
Look for "Literacy Oasis in Formation: From Bookapalooza to Charnice Milton Community Bookstore" in the September edition of East of the River. Relevant research, related references below. Update: 9/7 show postponed due to slower than hoped technical rebuild. Charnice Milton Community Bookstore Literacy Month events -- 9/7 and 9/14: We Luv Books Radio Program Launch, … Continue reading Literacy Month: Look for EOTR Article
Visit the new "Books We Love" section at weluvbooks.org for a peek at just a few of the many books now flowing into Anacostia as the Charnice Milton Community Bookstore grows its inventory.
The 44th Annual National Press Club Awards Dinner on July 28 recognized many journalists, including the late Charnice Milton. In Charnice's memory, her parents, Ken and Francine McClenton, and her editor, Andrew Lightman of Capital Community News, were acknowledged, and the bookstore established in her name was recognized. In addition to Charnice Milton, honorees included … Continue reading National Press Club Honors Milton
From We Act Radio's Education Town Hall: Washington has been declared the "most literate" city in the U.S. since 2010. Meanwhile, DC also has areas with illiteracy rates close to 50%, and a "book desert" where 830 children would need to share one age-appropriate book for sale. Hear from Dr. John W. Miller, author of … Continue reading Most Literate, Most Challenged
Book deserts "may seriously constrain young children’s opportunities to come to school ready to learn," says professor Susan B. Neuman, lead author of a study which included several neighborhoods in the District. [(USC Emeritus Professor) Steven] Kashen reports that book access and poverty are related but separate. On the one hand, “Children who live … Continue reading Book Deserts and Their Effects
From "Activists are trying to open a DC bookstore in honor of a slain journalist," Washington Post 7/14/17: [Charnice] Milton’s parents said the bookstore’s social justice component would make it an ideal tribute to their daughter. Milton’s mother, Francine Milton, recalled her daughter reading 99 books in a single summer while in elementary school. She … Continue reading “She Was a Conqueror”