June 3, 2020 Our country has been shaken over the past few weeks and months. Racial injustice, a global pandemic, and widespread economic concerns have all reached a tipping point. People are angry, frightened, and hurting. The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) stands with those mourning the senseless killing of George Floyd and the countless […]
Did you know that it is LGBT History Month? LGBT History Month focuses on LGBT individuals and their contributions to society. It is also the perfect opportuntiy to highlight LGBTQ authors. A Little History Stonewall Uprisings As many of you know, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of riots where […]
National Reading Group Month & Great Group Reads Each October, members of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) gather to celebrate National Reading Group Month (NRGM). To kick off our celebration, we have released the 2019 Great Group Reads (GGR) list. From March to July, GGR volunteers read dozens of books that have been sent […]
Some people turn to a song. Some people turn to work of art. Some people turn to friends or family. Cleyvis Natara (WNBA-NYC) turned to a book to help her broken heart heal.
Audiobooks are becoming more popular than ever. Diana Giovinazzo (WNBA-LA) shares how she became an audiobook convert.
In honor of Children’s Book Week (April 29–May 5), Ellen Myrick shares some insight into the international children’s book market.
As we celebrate National Library Week April 7–13, 2019, we take a look at the types of libraries that exist, and the kinds of resources that libraries provide their communities.
Award-winning author Patty Somlo (WNBA-San Francisco) explores how using magical elements emphasizes reality. She also shares why short fiction and magical realism work well together.
This week, March 18–24, marks Shakespeare Week, a national endeavor in the United Kingdomw (UK) to celebrate William Shakespeare and bring awareness of his work to young children. Created by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the week will expose almost 2 million children in the UK to the Bard and his work. And for good reason. […]
While walking down the hallway of JHS 43 on 127th and Amsterdam, in Harlem, a light-skinned woman pointed at me with the sharp triangle of her chin, and said I’d be lucky if I made it to the end of the school year without getting pregnant. The other woman responded I’d be lucky if I […]