Black Book Talk

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Airs at: Thu, 10/04/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Every first Thursday from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Monthly program featuring interviews and discussions of works by African American authors. Co-hosts Emma Jackson Ford, O B Hill and Patricia Welch review works in all genres by well-known and emerging authors. Occasional call-in shows allow audience members to talk directly to authors and/or share their opinions on works by Black authors.

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Ilyasah Shabazz: Betty Before X

Airs at: Thu, 09/06/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Call during this broadcast and contribute to KBOO's Fall Membership Drive.  Give to KBOO and get a copy of Betty Before X...a powerful middle-grade fictionalized account of the childhood activism of Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X's wife, written by their daughter Ilyasah Shaba... Read more

The Best Books I Ever Read

Airs at: Thu, 08/02/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  This month on Black Book Talk our guest is Patricia Heard Hopson retired librarian for Portland Public Schools.  We'll talk about the best books we've ever read. Read more

Renee Simms

Airs at: Thu, 07/05/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  The hosts of Black Book Talk welcome author, lawyer and professor Renee Simms to discuss her new book Meet Behind Mars.  Call (503) 231-8187 to join the conversation and talk about what you've been reading this Summer. Renee Simms is a novelist and lawyer interested in b... Read more

Summer Reading Picks

Airs at: Thu, 06/07/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  This month on Black Book Talk we discuss suggested Summer reading. What are the books that shouldn't be missed?  Call in with your picks at (503)231-8187   Read more

Kwame Alexander on Black Book Talk

Airs at: Thu, 05/03/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Emma Jackson Ford welcome poet Kwame Alexander and guitarist Randy Preston to the KBOO studio for this month's Black Book Talk. Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 25 books, including REBOUND, the follow-up to his, Newbery-medal... Read more

Writing Groups

Airs at: Thu, 04/05/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Conversation with local writers about the advantages of being part of a writing group. Co-hosts Emma Jackson Ford, O B Hill and Patricia Welch review works in all genres by well-known and emerging authors. Occasional call-in shows allow audience members to talk directly... Read more

Award Season

Airs at: Thu, 03/01/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Our guest for Thursday is Kirby McCurtis, administrator for Multnomah County's North Portland Library.  We will discuss book awards like Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Caldecott Awards. Read more

Betty Before X author Renee Watson

Airs at: Thu, 02/01/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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In Detroit, 1945, eleven-year-old Betty's house doesn't quite feel like home. She believes her mother loves her, but she can't shake the feeling that her mother doesn't want her. Church helps those worries fade, if only for a little while. The singing, the preaching, the sp... Read more

The Akee Tree

Airs at: Thu, 01/04/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  In this previously aired episode of  Black Book Talk the hosts interview Stephen Hanks, author of The Akee Tree. On Jan. 27, 2018 The Genealogical Forum of Oregon’s African American Special Interest Group meeting will feature a talk by Stephen Hanks. Hanks is a legal pr... Read more

17-year-old author Jolie Brownell

Airs at: Thu, 12/07/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Teen author and blogger Jolie Brownell is committed to helping other young girls boost their confidence. Her book Me Too: Just a Collection of Reasons why You are so Freakin'... contains inspiring short stories, quotes and poems covering four topics: Body acceptance, confid... Read more