Friday started out strong: I ran some errands and then got to Penn Station in time to meet Edi (right) and Doret (center)—two of my favorite bloggers and longtime online friends! They were in town for the National Diversity in Libraries Conference at Princeton University; visit Amy’s SLJ blog to learn more. This was our first time meeting in person, but as we talked about books over lunch at Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too in Harlem, I felt like we’d known each other forever…next stop: Hue-Man Bookstore on 125th, then the Studio Museum where the clerk kindly took this photo for us. Then the heat started to take its toll, and I was nauseous by the time I reached work; fortunately, my stellar TAs agreed to let me leave early, so I was home before the migraine came on…
Next day I went back up to Harlem to read at the Young Reader’s Pavilion organized by the publishing power couple, Wade and Cheryl Willis Hudson. Their son, Stephan, is a talented photographer and he captured the various authors as we each took our turn on stage. Do visit Stephan’s website to see more of his work!
CEO of Just Us Books, Wade Hudson
Cheryl happily signing books for young readers