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Got a real treat for those of you who were unable to make it to the 2011 Harlem Book Fair this past week — C-Span’s Book TV covered the event and has hours of incredible footage available online at their site’s video library.

The video segments from this iconic book fair include a bunch of compelling discussions on literature, politics, society, and media; and includes a fascinating panel featuring Sonia Sanchez discussing Manning Marable’s posthumous and controversial book, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.

Great stuff!

There are also many more festivals coming up in the next few months.

Make sure you check out the weekly book review below, courtesy of AALBC.

I’ll leave you this week with Five Black Books Adapted into Popular Movies. And remember, The Book Look is coming soon here to

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Keep those pages turning,


Book Review of the Week

This week’s review from (the African American Literature Book Club) is Scratching for Daylight by Wilbert Gibson, a book offering 13 engaging stories of human nature and self-examination.

Click here for review

Five Black Books Adapted into Popular Movies

1) The Autobiography of Malcolm X Alex Haley, Malcolm X

2) The Color Purple Alice Walker

3) Beloved Toni Morrison

4) Roots (Miniseries Movie) Alex Haley

5)   The Spook Who Sat by the Door Sam Greenlee

Charisse Carney-Nunes is the award-winning author of the children’s books, I Am Barack Obama, I Dream For You A World, and Nappy. She is the founder of new media publishing company, Brand Nu Words and a senior vice president of the Jamestown Project, a think tank focusing on democracy.


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