Celebrating women

This evening, Nikki Giovanni visited a nearby college. There are some people that I do not want to miss hearing speak in my lifetime if possible. Dr. Giovanni was inspiring, humorous, and honest. She interpreted her book Rosa, filled with so much background since she was friends for many years with Rosa Parks. She also showed us her tattoo in honor of Tupac. My friend that went with me, told me how she was reading Nikki’s poem’s before this evening and that a seventeen year old female at the library was interested as well-reading what Giovanni wrote twenty years ago. I admire my friend. Nikki said that teens need to be courageous in today’s world. She graciously agreed to be taped for our library podcast and she praised technology a lot.

Feel free to share a story about fictional or real women that inspire you.

Posted by Kelly Czarnecki

About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.
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