Let’s Talk Books

Ujima Reading Lounge Reading books have been a part of our lives for a long while. A special memory is reading books and learning about the world around us, relationships, love and friendships. Ujima has always been an advocate of reading, especially encouraging our young people to read and share books. Our book recommendation is Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile. Some of you may be … Continue reading Let’s Talk Books

Shout Out Wednesday!!!

Person: Austin Kleon Link to site: http://austinkleon.com/ Why the shout out? I was introduced to Austin Kleon through my art group. My friend had purchased his book and after looking through it I was excited to try his newspaper blackout art. I did some pieces and it is fun but you really have to pay attention to words and how you can rearrange the whole … Continue reading Shout Out Wednesday!!!

[New Post] Austin’s African American Book Festival

Austin’s African American Book Festival will explore love, perseverance, and intellectual growth under the heading “Black Lives Matter,” on June 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carver Museum and Library. The event is free and open to the public. Featured speakers include author M.K. Asante, novelist Beverly Jenkins, and UT professor Dr. Kevin Cokley.  Asante, an award-winning author, poet and filmmaker, will … Continue reading [New Post] Austin’s African American Book Festival