The Poetry of Black Music Month

We would like to close out this year’s Black Music Month with a tribute to Stevie Wonder from WONDERKIND, which celebrates his musical genius. The collection was recently released by one of our founding authors, Curtis L. Crisler, Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. “Stevie’s music is the soundtrack for … Continue reading The Poetry of Black Music Month

Dreaming the Future of YA Literature, Part 3

As we close this out "I read YA" week, guest blogger Curtis L. Crisler explains why there’s still a great disparity when it comes to YA books for young black male readers. Crisler’s bestselling Dreamist: a mixed genre novel, is geared towards today’s youth, a unique genre-bending narrative of the life of one remarkable young man, Charles Malik … Continue reading Dreaming the Future of YA Literature, Part 3