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New books at BBP-Anacostia; Used books coming soon

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

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National Press Club Honors Milton

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

Book Deserts and Their Effects

  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

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 the … Continue reading Ugh! The Constraint of Race and the Charm of Used Books

ARTivism Afternoon

Creativity for Oppressive Times! When a Bully is President: Truth and Creativity for Oppressive Times (details) is not your usual kid's book, and this Community ARTivism afternoon is an unusual opportunity for community celebration. When a Bully is President invites readers to "Stand in the truth of who you are. The stronger you are the … Continue reading ARTivism Afternoon