Say hi to Jeanell Marvin!

Mrs. Jeanell Marvin is a patron of the Charleston County Public Library and we are delighted to inform that now she is also part of our team, sharing thoughts about her readings.

“Wife, momma of four, elementary school teacher. Loves chips and queso. Reading since the age of four and finds libraries to be safe havens. Drawn to character driven novels that result in elevated empathy and the tugging of the heartstrings. I read daily and love getting my children and students excited about the power of books.”

To stay tuned with Mrs. Marvin has been reading, follow her Instagram page.




Lauren Reed :: TBR Black History Month 2019

Our February TBR with Black History Month in mind. We implement themes of Civil Rights, Black Lives Matter and social justice into our daily learning, so these books were intentionally chosen to both reflect and to celebrate! Anna @never_withouta_book said it best- “Black History Month began as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Today and everyday we celebrate the contributions and legacy of African-Americans to the social fabric of the U.S.” 🙌

photo: @reedfamilyreads


A few of these are re-reads, and I’ll be stocking our morning basket with picture books by Black Authors, but I wanted to highlight a few.

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“Born A Crime: Young Readers Edition”. This is the middle grade adaptation of Trevor Noah’s memoir we all loved. This is due out in April from @RandomHouseKids and the girls and I are really looking forward to it!
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“What Color is My World” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar details the lost history of American American Inventors. What fun! 
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I’m re-reading Isabel Wilkerson’s “The Warmth of Other Suns” as part of a ginormous buddy read on @Goodreads with @spinesvines and @kate.olson.reads. Join in! I credit this magnificent book for my “wokeness” several years ago.
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I’m reading “Americanah” in a buddy read hosted by @idleutopia_reads. I can’t wait. It’s been on my shelf far too long.
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The classic “Invisible Man” is intimidating me a bit (because classics), but I’m also reading this with some Instagram buddies, @naomid1120 and @estoericareads, so I’m hopeful!

This is clearly an ambitious stack, but I’m a bit of a mood reader, so I like to have options. What do you have planned for #BlackHistoryMonth?

Follow Lauren Reed on Instagram here.




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