Promoting African American Authors, with Grace M. Jackson-Brown
Circulating Ideas 236
CI236 Show Notes
Promoting African American Writers is written for librarians and others who are committed to developing programming that promotes reading of books by African American authors and books with multicultural themes. It is an outreach guide to be used by librarians, other educators, and community service advocates to develop educational programming that helps young people find their voices. It supports creativity and teaching of critical thinking skills to youth through literature.
Grace M. Jackson-Brown
Grace M. Jackson-Brown is a professor for research and instruction at Missouri State University Libraries in Springfield, Missouri. She is chairperson of the Springfield African American Read-In and recipient of the 2014 Zora Neale Hurston Award for promoting African American literature and the Educational Partnership Award of the NAACP Springfield Chapter. Her career spans more than twenty-five years as an academic librarian, much of it devoted to library outreach diversity programming. She holds a master's degree in library and information management from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, and a PhD in mass communication from Indiana University–Bloomington.
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