Busboys and Poets-Anacostia, just a block from the We Act Radio station where Charnice Milton Community Bookstore began, is now hosting a small collection of books picked by CMCB staff. After a soft opening in early March, CMCB at BBP-Anacostia continues to add titles, and the shelves are filling. The used book section is scheduled … Continue reading New books at BBP-Anacostia; Used books coming soon
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
A moving event honoring Charnice Milton's fourth death anniversary, May 27, 2019, launched the CMCB used book space at Busboys and Poets-Anacostia, 2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE. Read about the event at DC Line. Used books now sell for $5/each or 5/$20. Children's books, as always, are free of charge. Events designed to … Continue reading CMCB at Busboys and Poets
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 and … Continue reading New: From Slavery to Cecil Street
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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!
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
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 the … Continue reading Ugh! The Constraint of Race and the Charm of Used Books