Black Voices Week
  • Did you know that, according to the CCBC, as few as 3-8% of children’s books feature a Black protagonist, and even fewer are written by Black authors? Join us Tuesday and Wednesday for a Black book fair, in partnership with Third Place Books, with Tuesday’s special guest, YA author Candice Montgomery!
    Not able to attend in-person? Purchase a book for your library, or for a student online at 
    (This fundraising link will be live until Friday, February 14th.)
    **This evening is supported in part by a Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Community Project Award.**
    About Candice Montgomery:
    Candice “Cam” Montgomery is an LA transplant now living in the woods of Seattle, where they write Young Adult novels. Their debut novel, HOME AND AWAY can be found online and in stores now, and their sophomore novel, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY was released October of 2019. By day, Cam writes about Black teens across all their intersections. By night, they bartend at a tiny place nestled inside one of Washington’s greenest trees. They’re an avid Studio Ghibli fan and will make you watch at least one episode of Sailor Moon and listen to one Beyoncé record before they’ll call you “friend.”
    “She” is fine insofar as pronouns, so long as it relates to being a Black woman, but “they” is pretty good, too.
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