Charnice Milton Community Bookstore

Charnice Milton Community Bookstore Slain DC journalist's murder remains unsolved after 3 years. #EOTR 2x illiteracy rate of national average. Get tough on crime. Get tough on literacy.

This bookstore honors the memory of slain journalist Charnice Milton (6/19/87- 5/27/15) while promoting access to books, proven to be a key element in fostering literacy. Increased literacy, in turn, helps reduce crime and associated violence. Neighborhoods East of the River in Washington, DC, have not had a bookstore for many years. Pyramid Books, formerly on Martin Luther King Avenue, was the la

This bookstore honors the memory of slain journalist Charnice Milton (6/19/87- 5/27/15) while promoting access to books, proven to be a key element in fostering literacy. Increased literacy, in turn, helps reduce crime and associated violence. Neighborhoods East of the River in Washington, DC, have not had a bookstore for many years. Pyramid Books, formerly on Martin Luther King Avenue, was the la

12/27/2021

Classic of children's literature recaptures what was lost in translation

12/22/2021
Chicagoan Sam Greenlee (1930-2014) is written up in the most recent University of Chicago magazine. The author of The Sp...
12/19/2021
Undercover man

Chicagoan Sam Greenlee (1930-2014) is written up in the most recent University of Chicago magazine. The author of The Spook Who Sat by the Door was class of '57 in international studies but left before graduating. https://mag.uchicago.edu/arts-humanities/undercover-man

Sam Greenlee, EX’57 (1930–2014), distinguished himself as a Foreign Service Officer, then found his true mission as a radical writer.

#RIPbellhooksSeptember 25, 1952 - December 15, 2021Rest in Peace 🙏🏿 #Weluvbooks
12/15/2021

#RIPbellhooks

September 25, 1952 - December 15, 2021

Rest in Peace 🙏🏿 #Weluvbooks

#RIPbellhooks

September 25, 1952 - December 15, 2021

Rest in Peace 🙏🏿 #Weluvbooks

To all who are preparing for Kwanzaa, our friend Bomani Armah offers music to teach and celebrate Umoja and Kujichagulia...
12/09/2021

To all who are preparing for Kwanzaa, our friend Bomani Armah offers music to teach and celebrate Umoja and Kujichagulia. Check it out and share.... and anyone else who has resources for the season to share, please do!

To all who are preparing for Kwanzaa, our friend Bomani Armah offers music to teach and celebrate Umoja and Kujichagulia. Check it out and share.... and anyone else who has resources for the season to share, please do!

Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. #Weluvbooks
12/06/2021

Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. #Weluvbooks

Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. #Weluvbooks

Our Free Library Location damaged door @ #MLK & #MalcolmX has been repaired. We were pleasantly surprised to see how the...
12/02/2021

Our Free Library Location damaged door @ #MLK & #MalcolmX has been repaired. We were pleasantly surprised to see how the community responded to the lack of books! #dosomething #weluvbooks

Our Free Library Location damaged door @ #MLK & #MalcolmX has been repaired. We were pleasantly surprised to see how the community responded to the lack of books! #dosomething #weluvbooks

Busboys and Poets Anacostia #weluvbooks
11/27/2021

Busboys and Poets Anacostia #weluvbooks

Busboys and Poets Anacostia #weluvbooks

Thank you to Rep. Jamie Raskin for being one of the few good guys!  He has a book #unthinkable on #jan6th dropping 1.6.2...
10/31/2021

Thank you to Rep. Jamie Raskin for being one of the few good guys! He has a book #unthinkable on #jan6th dropping 1.6.22.
#dosomething #weluvbooks not #domesticterrorists s/o to Nazim Ali! Ben's Chili Bowl

Thank you to Rep. Jamie Raskin for being one of the few good guys! He has a book #unthinkable on #jan6th dropping 1.6.22.
#dosomething #weluvbooks not #domesticterrorists s/o to Nazim Ali! Ben's Chili Bowl

Charnice Milton Community Bookstore  erected a Free Library @ MLK / Malcolm X We are now looking for an artist to paint ...
10/25/2021

Charnice Milton Community Bookstore erected a Free Library @ MLK / Malcolm X We are now looking for an artist to paint these words:
"People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book." - Malcolm X #well books #dosomething

Books + Traveling can transform people. But books are cheaper. #weluvbooks
09/19/2021

Books + Traveling can transform people. But books are cheaper. #weluvbooks

Books + Traveling can transform people. But books are cheaper. #weluvbooks

When you walk into a friends house & see they are reading a book by another friend! Sonya Renee Taylor! #weluvbooks #ust...
08/21/2021

When you walk into a friends house & see they are reading a book by another friend! Sonya Renee Taylor! #weluvbooks #ustreetalumni

When you walk into a friends house & see they are reading a book by another friend! Sonya Renee Taylor! #weluvbooks #ustreetalumni

Inaugural End Gun Violence Citywide  Conference TODAY noon to 5 p.m. ET. Breakout discussion options will focus on     Y...
06/01/2021
End Gun Violence Citywide Conference

Inaugural End Gun Violence Citywide Conference TODAY noon to 5 p.m. ET. Breakout discussion options will focus on

Youth
Parent/Education
Local Industry
Mass Media
Health (Public, Mental, Physical)
Faith

Still time to register for this free citywide event drawing from many perspectives

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/end-gun-violence-citywide-conference-tickets-153876048403

The District is coming together to plan a safer summer of gun violence prevention.

Reminder that DC Public Library, and many others, stock print copies of the book by Colson Whitehead, as well as ebooks ...
05/14/2021

Reminder that DC Public Library, and many others, stock print copies of the book by Colson Whitehead, as well as ebooks and a beautiful audio reading by Bahni Turpin. Check out one of these before the upcoming discussion with Charnice Milton Community Bookstore and/or checkout the Amazon Original version, directed by Barry Jenkins, now available through Prime Video.

Hope those who attended the virtual advance screening found it interesting. More news ahead.

Reminder that DC Public Library, and many others, stock print copies of the book by Colson Whitehead, as well as ebooks and a beautiful audio reading by Bahni Turpin. Check out one of these before the upcoming discussion with Charnice Milton Community Bookstore and/or checkout the Amazon Original version, directed by Barry Jenkins, now available through Prime Video.

Hope those who attended the virtual advance screening found it interesting. More news ahead.

Teachers, parents, anyone who might buy "Little People Big Dreams" volume about Martin Luther King Jr.  Please note this...
05/10/2021
Social Justice Books on Twitter

Teachers, parents, anyone who might buy "Little People Big Dreams" volume about Martin Luther King Jr. Please note this serious concerns from Teaching For-Change and their recommendation: Don't buy it, or return it.

https://twitter.com/sojustbooks/status/1391612259785400327?s=20

“"Little People Big Dreams" @QuartoKids book on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is "master narrative" about King and Civil Rights Movement. Full of mis-info that undermines young people's ability to learn from the collective power & strategic brilliance of CRM organizers. See thread.”

05/09/2021

Charnice Milton Community Bookstore is partnering with Prime Video to offer this Special Bookclub Advance Screening of #TheUndergroundRailroad plus panel discussion with Academy Award winning director Barry Jenkins based on the novel by Colson Whitehead. May 13 at 7 p.m. Eastern. RSVP now, and log on early on THU May 13 -- space is limited.

In honor of August Wilson, born April 27, 1945, a new booklist with his plays and some works about the playwright. Remem...
04/27/2021
August Wilson -- Birthday April 27

In honor of August Wilson, born April 27, 1945, a new booklist with his plays and some works about the playwright. Remember: 30% of on-line purchases go directly to support our local literacy efforts, including distribution of free new and used books to young readers.
https://tinyurl.com/3p3wy664

a few titles from or about August Wilson (4/27/1945-10/2/2005)

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04/11/2021

#weluvbooks

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#RealWorld. As George Floyd trial unfolds, and countless folks talk about race, we ask that you read Kevin Powell's 14th...
04/03/2021

#RealWorld. As George Floyd trial unfolds, and countless folks talk about race, we ask that you read Kevin Powell's 14th and newest book, WHEN WE FREE THE WORLD It is about America, what we can do to heal. #weluvbooks #dosomething

#RealWorld. As George Floyd trial unfolds, and countless folks talk about race, we ask that you read Kevin Powell's 14th and newest book, WHEN WE FREE THE WORLD It is about America, what we can do to heal. #weluvbooks #dosomething

#weluvbooks + Thomas Sayers Ellishttps://www.arrowsmithpress.com/preorder/crank-shaped-notes?fbclid=IwAR3pE01eoiENS-smem...
03/30/2021
Crank Shaped Notes by Thomas Sayers Ellis — ARROWSMITH

#weluvbooks + Thomas Sayers Ellis
https://www.arrowsmithpress.com/preorder/crank-shaped-notes?fbclid=IwAR3pE01eoiENS-smemb641vRXO5Fsf0Pw67u6VJnjsMAiFtHLxs6sqacIhM#.YFyyLjVXvFg.facebook

Crank Shaped Notes will be published on June 6th, 2021. Pre-order now to make sure you get your copy first. This book of photos, poems, and essays chronicles like never before the inner world of GoGo , Washington D.C.’s official music. Thomas Sayers Ellis masterfully captures the rhythms, beats,

Ida B. Wells’s great-granddaughter Michelle Duster talks about her book “Ida B. the Queen” and her ancestor’s rise in po...
03/19/2021
Michelle Duster & Ida B. the Queen Virtual Author Salon

Ida B. Wells’s great-granddaughter Michelle Duster talks about her book “Ida B. the Queen” and her ancestor’s rise in popularity today. March 25, 6 p.m. Eastern. Virtual event hosted by Busboys and Poets. Register thru Eventbrite -- details here: tinyurl.com/55rcda86

Ida B. Wells’s great-granddaughter Michelle Duster talks about her book “Ida B. the Queen” and her ancestor’s rise in popularity today.

Just added: Books for young readers from our themed lists. Books on figures in Black history, women's history, "Blooming...
03/19/2021
for Younger Readers from our themed booklists

Just added: Books for young readers from our themed lists. Books on figures in Black history, women's history, "Blooming in Motion" featured dancers, local DC figures and more. 30% of purchases made through our Bookshop support DC literacy efforts. Please check out our lists and share.

tinyurl.com/d3j9jrvw

Children's books on Dance, Black History, Women's History and more

"For Kennedy, her politics developed from her father's defiance of oppression....'Never take any s**t' was the mantra Wi...
03/18/2021

"For Kennedy, her politics developed from her father's defiance of oppression....'Never take any s**t' was the mantra Wiley taught his daughters when they interacted with white boys and girls."
-- from Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical. Many more titles for adults and young readers in our "Science, Politics, Philosophy, and Other Thoughts of Women" #WHM Bookshop list. 30% of purchase price goes directly to local literacy efforts.

https://bookshop.org/shop/WeLuvBooks

"For Kennedy, her politics developed from her father's defiance of oppression....'Never take any s**t' was the mantra Wiley taught his daughters when they interacted with white boys and girls."
-- from Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical. Many more titles for adults and young readers in our "Science, Politics, Philosophy, and Other Thoughts of Women" #WHM Bookshop list. 30% of purchase price goes directly to local literacy efforts.

https://bookshop.org/shop/WeLuvBooks

Myrtilla Miner, an educator and abolitionist, is today's #WHM selection. Miner's memoir is available through our Booksho...
03/05/2021

Myrtilla Miner, an educator and abolitionist, is today's #WHM selection. Miner's memoir is available through our Bookshop link, where 30% of purchase price goes to fund our literacy work.

tinyurl.com/tm6wkae

Myrtilla Miner, an educator and abolitionist, is today's #WHM selection. Miner's memoir is available through our Bookshop link, where 30% of purchase price goes to fund our literacy work.

tinyurl.com/tm6wkae

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Thank you to everyone that attended or tuned in to the Charnice Milton Community Bookstore event @ Busboys and Poets Art+Activism making the impossible possible #dosomething
Today @ 5pm livestreamed from Busboys and Poets Anacostia Charnice Milton Community Bookstore #weluvbooks If you are a troublemaker and want advice from professional troublemakers about how to make trouble more effectively, this book is for you. The two Steves have distilled years of their own personal experience working with artists and activists around the globe and combined that with interviews with some of their favorite rebels. Working collectively with others, they’ve changed AIDS policy in South Africa, gotten out the vote in the 2020 US election, and helped make COVID vaccines more accessible. This book shares their trade secrets so that the Davids of the world can slay many Goliaths Dread Scott, Artist
Charnice Milton Community Bookstore & Busboys and Poets Anacostia Presents Art + Activism: the All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible hosted by We Act Radio #weluvbooks
Charnice Milton Community Bookstore erected a Free Library @ MLK / Malcolm X We are now looking for an artist to paint these words: "People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book." - Malcolm X #weluvbooks #dosomething
Charnice Milton Community Bookstore
Over 30% of the children in DC "live" in poverty. So we have distributed hundreds of free books to kids via Charnice Milton Community Bookstore & today we gave them shoes too. #dosomething
Don't miss the Charnice Milton Community Bookstore special screening TONIGHT 7pm
Learn more about/from authors who have appeared on We Act Radio and check out related offerings on topics from abolition to vaccines. Just added: children's booklists. New titles all the time. Suggestions welcome. If you're buying on-line, please consider supporting Charnice Milton Community Bookstore, at We Act Radio, with your purchase. 30% of WeLuvBooks Bookshop purchases go straight to literacy work. https://bookshop.org/lists/we-act-radio-authors
Charnice Milton Community Bookstore #weluvbooks #dosomething https://bookshop.org/shop/WeLuvBooks
Tonight 7.2.20. 8:30 Eastern, 5:30 Pacific Book launch, music, trivia, poetry readings with We Act Radio's Kymone Tecumseh Freeman. Event helps support Charnice Milton Community Bookstore. Join us
These are NOT the kind of books you will find at Charnice Milton Community Bookstore! A new children’s book casts Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a gum-popping, bored, selfie-taking amateur while President Trump, donning a MAGA-red superhero cape, swoops in to save an elementary school from the evils of socialism. Help! Mom! The Swamp is in My School! written by bestselling author Katharine DeBrecht, is described as a “hilarious and fun way to explain socialism to kids.” DeBrecht, author of the bestseller Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under My Bed! says the book is needed to balance what she believes is institutionalized indoctrination of children by leftists. “Kids are spoon-fed the glories of socialism from the minute they enter public education. By the time they reach college, they are heralding mass murderers such as Che Guevara and Joseph Stalin as heroes and pioneers,” says DeBrecht. She points to a recent study that found 70 percent of millennials would vote for a socialist candidate. #staywoke
The Great Kite, written by CMCB volunteer Virginia Spatz, is the first book published by the Charnice Milton Community Bookstore. Join Us Monday, February 17 at Busboys and Poets Anacostia from 12 pm - 2 pm - Presidents Day. #Free event! http://bit.ly/CMCB_GreatKite_Launch The launch event celebration includes reading, refreshments, and art activities inspired by “The Great Kite” and by “When a Bully Is President: Truth and Creativity for Oppressive Times” from Reflection Press. both story and thought/art prompt, promoting imagination and community building. See you Monday, February 17th! #weluvbooks #greatkite #literacy #kids