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January 5, 2020

I recently shared my 2019 Holiday Picture Book Guide. I shared over 30 books with you that were written by authors of color, featuring protagonists of color; however, I need to remove one of the books from the list.

It pains me to have to do this, but...

December 1, 2019

It's time to grab some books for the book-loving people in your lives! Ya'll know I am obsessed with books, especially books that feature Black and brown protagonists. It is so important for ALL children to be exposed to characters of color so they k...

August 6, 2019

There are a number of reasons why your family may be considering a private school. I taught in one for twelve years and was surrounded by committed faculty, extraordinary facilities, and we had the budget to send our teachers to various professional...

April 11, 2019

Have you ever finished teaching a unit or a lesson and thought, Well, that was awful?  


Yeah, me too. 

After having this thought one too many times I knew I needed to figure out why. I realized when I felt this way it was because I wasn't giving...

April 6, 2019

After writing my book, For the Quiet Black Girl: Trying to Find Her Voice in a Predominately White Space, I shifted my mindset and felt I needed to do “all of the things.” I launched Spit Honey, and as I worked to grow my business and promote my book...

March 27, 2019

I love books. I love getting books for my kids and reading to them at night. I love buying books for myself.  I love buying books for other people. I. LOVE. BOOKS; however, buying books can be an expensive habit. So in order for me to continue to fee...

January 28, 2019

Two years ago, when I was teaching fourth grade, the students had the opportunity to interview and chat with a graduate of the school who was now a professor and critically-acclaimed poet. As I shared the accomplishments of our special guest the stud...

December 31, 2018

Dear Private School Black Girl,

How are you doing? Have you made any friends? Are you participating in class? Can you be you when you walk through the halls?

I've been where you are right now.  My private school experience wasn't all bad, but what I re...

November 20, 2018

When I wake up in the morning I’m exhausted. When I go to bed at night I’m exhausted. I don’t wake up in the morning refreshed and energized. I wake up tired and groggy. I wake up thinking of the 15 things I need to get done before I leave the house....

August 17, 2018

I was a teacher for twelve years. When I first started teaching I was enthusiastic and eager to learn everything and anything that I could use in my classroom. I wanted to take every course, every workshop, and read every book that would fill me with...

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