New: From Slavery to Cecil Street

This copy of the 1947 classic is in great shape. Here is more about historian John Hope Franklin (1915-2009). Diane McKinney-Whetsone is author of six novels — including the 2004 Leaving Cecil Street — and former teacher of creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about the book from Reading Group Guides andContinue reading “New: From Slavery to Cecil Street”

Kujichagulia Book Giveaway

Charnice Milton Community Bookstore presents Kujichagulia Book Giveaway to celebrate Kwanzaa and Self-Determination. December 27, 12 – 5 p.m. 1918 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE (near corner of Good Hope Road) Two free books per young person. Performance by Baba Ras D. Adult books also available for purchase. Please share this invite!

Work Days: Nov 11 and 12

The Charnice Milton Community Bookstore needs lots of hands and eyes to help us sort and preserve our growing collection of books. Saturday, November 11: Heavy lifting, stair climbing, and sorting. Sunday, November 12: Sorting and boxing. Join us for one or both days, Noon to 5 p.m. Light refreshments, great company, and, of course,Continue reading “Work Days: Nov 11 and 12”

Ugh! The Constraint of Race and the Charm of Used Books

Some titles jump out as collections grow in the Charnice Milton Community Bookstore. The Constraint of Race: Legacies of White Skin Privilege in America is one of those books. And clearly a previous reader couldn’t resist commenting on one of the historic episodes described: Passage of Clinton’s 1994 crime bill, and the role of theContinue reading “Ugh! The Constraint of Race and the Charm of Used Books”