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a bit about me

I’m the Branch Manager of Avondale Library at the  Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County!  What can I say, I love the library. I have volunteered and worked at libraries since I was a teenager. I always saw the library as a second-home. I love that libraries are constantly redefining themselves and I am proud to be a part of the profession.

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Queenie Book Review
African American
Kaya B

I’m Reading…Queenie

Carty-Williams explores dating, anxiety and racism through the eyes of a modern-day Jamaican Brit, and she does it with a sense of humor and does not shy away from making the reader uncomfortable. Queenie constantly overshares at inappropriate moments, has dating disasters, and her badass girlfriends are just some of the sources of enjoyment in the book.

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9 Books to read about Black Lives Matter
African American
Kaya B

9 Books to Read – Black Lives Matter Reading List

As a librarian, I am passionate about giving people information and encourage people to make informed decisions on any subject. However this subject is home it is where I live. Reading is so powerful. Once you are done reading take action. Please Vote, write your elected officials at all levels of government, and protest in the safest way possible.

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Book Review of Darktown & Lightning Men
Books
Kaya B

I’m Reading Darktown & Lightning Men

I wanted to read an African American fiction book; which it is, but written by a white male author. That can always be tricky when white authors try to write about others’ experiences. However, Thomas Mullen did great writing about the African American experience during the Jim Crow era in the late 1940s Atlanta.

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