Over the Airwaves

Posted on Mar 19, 2009 in Book Fair, Interviews | No Comments

This Friday I will be speaking with Deborah Taylor, the Coretta Scott King Award Jury Chair on OFF THE PAGE, a radio show about the world of books. I hope you can tune in! Also check out teachingbooks.net for more conversation about books and the people who are behind them. There’s a fun behind the scenes chat about the making of BIRD.

‘OFF THE PAGE’

Bringing the book world to life on the airwaves
WBAI99.5FM: FRI MARCH 20 09 @11AM

ON FRI MARCH 20TH SHOW? A DEBATE Special.
Between Me and You  the Off The Page debate segment. We explore the lingering legacy of racism via Black British author BERNADINE EVARISTO and her book ‘BLONDE ROOTS’, with its twist on the Transatlantic Slave Trade.  And how healthy is the Young Teen and Adult Market in this troubled economic times, and how does the Coretta Scott King Book Awards feed that market as it celebrates its 40th year this year. Tune in to DEBORAH TAYLOR, the King Award Jury Chair and award winner SHADRA STRICKLAND to explore. A literary platform for exploration: The Lingering Legacy of Racism & the Young Adult and Teen Literary Market!

TUNE IN! JOIN US!
OFF THE PAGE with ESTHER ARMAH!
FRIDAY MARCH 20  2009 @ 11AM ON WBAI 99.5FM.
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www.wbai.org ARCHIVES
Want to comment on or contact Off The Page?
Email: estherarmah7@gmail.com

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Also of note: Here’s a great event you should know about: the African American Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference!  This event will feature a keynote address by Eleonora Tate and her nephew Don Tate.  It will take place on Saturday, April 25 at the Hilton University Place in Charlotte, NC.   Presenters include: Sarah Ketchersid, Senior Editor of Candlewick Press; Eileen Robinson, creator of F1rstPages.com and former Scholastic Executive Editor and Harcourt Editorial Manager.  You can find all the important information for this event at their website.

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