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Spring 2013 Reads: StreetLiterature.com's Recommendations

Hi there; Happy Spring! Listed below are my top Street Lit recommendations for this season. If you are a librarian, feel confident to purchase these titles for your patrons. If you are a teacher, you may see your students walking around with these ti...
by Street Literature on May 5, 2013

Street / Urban / Multicultural Literature: Breakin' it down

Educators are still having a hard time making the distinction between Street Lit and Urban Literature, Street Lit and African American Literature, and Street Lit and Multicultural Literature. I want to state that just because there are people of colo...
by Street Literature on Feb 25, 2013

The Life Of A Writer – The Buzz: When Celebrity Gossip Goes Wrong…

Hi guys! As you can imagine I have been extremely busy promoting my novel The Buzz: When celebrity gossip goes wrong… But I wanted to take a few minutes and share with you how I came up with the idea for The Buzz because I get the question often.
by The Write One Blog on Feb 17, 2013

This Is How You Do It: On the Streets

Renowned Street Lit author, Treasure Blue, is poundin' the pavement TODAY - Valentine's Day, doin' his hustle to sell his latest book, Fly Betty. This is how and why street lit/urban fiction readers and authors have such an amazing relationship...
by Street Literature on Feb 14, 2013

SLBAM Committee Reconvenes to determine 3rd Street Lit Book Award Medal

Greetings!StreetLiterature.com is happy to announce that the Street Lit Book Award Medal (SLBAM) Committee has reconvened for the 3rd year in a row, and is busy reading, researching and going through the nomination process to bestow the 2013 Street L...
by Street Literature on Feb 6, 2013

Must-Have NEW READS: Souljah, Antoinette, Blue

                        Sister Souljah's long-awaited sequel to the classic Coldest Winter Ever is now on sale and has just hit the NYT Bestsellers List. So you are going to want t...
by Street Literature on Feb 6, 2013

Paul Langan: Librarians Most Needed Now

Image Source: http://nyti.ms/f7yHjW, 03/29/2011.Bluford Series creator, Paul Langan, is passionate about writing relatable stories for urban youth, and the importance for librarians to support what urban youth read. His message:"My goal is clear: to...
by Street Literature on Jan 20, 2013

Sequel to Coldest Winter Ever Release Date: January 29, 2013

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by Street Literature on Jan 10, 2013

(Part 3 of 3): Making Literacy Connections Via Street Lit: One Scholar's Incredible Work

In this last installment of Dr. Richardson's interview, he discusses his work with pairing incarcerated teen boys with college attending males. Dr. Richardson also shares his ideas on how librarians can be reach out and serve inner-city teens, partic...
by Street Literature on Dec 21, 2012

VIDEO: YA Urban Fiction Featured on FOX News in Chicago

Urban Fiction gets African American teens excited about reading: The story and characters don't have to be familiar for a reader to get lost in a good book, but everyone likes to see their experiences in a story.
by Street Literature on Dec 13, 2012

YA Urban Fiction Featured on FOX News in Chicago

Urban Fiction gets African American teens excited about reading: The story and characters don't have to be familiar for a reader to get lost in a good book, but everyone likes to see their experiences in a story.
by Street Literature on Dec 13, 2012

VIDEO: Connecting Street Lit in the Classroom

Library Media Specialist, K.C. Boyd, from Chicago, IL, published a student-run video newsletter for her school, Wendell Phillips Academy High School. In this installment, there is a segment that shows how street lit is used successfully in the classr...
by Street Literature on Nov 30, 2012

Connecting Street Lit in the Classroom

Library Media Specialist, K.C. Boyd, from Chicago, IL, published a student-run video newsletter for her school, Wendell Phillips Academy High School. In this installment, there is a segment that shows how street lit is used successfully in the classr...
by Street Literature on Nov 30, 2012

Think About It #1

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by Street Literature on Nov 19, 2012

K'wan's Masterpiece: Animal (2012)

K'wan. 2012. Animal. NY: Cash Money Content / Simon and Schuster. ISBN-13: 978-1936399253. $14.99 US. Paperback.K'wan is the author of over a dozen books, and upon reading his latest release, Animal, you start to realize that all the s...
by Street Literature on Nov 10, 2012

Clarifying Street Lit (Again?)

Greetings. I have been a bit quiet with blogging about street lit for the past few months because I been thinking about my evolving stance on the genre. To me, it seems that street lit is changing, and this is not a bad thing. Many authors are evolvi...
by Street Literature on Oct 9, 2012

New Reads: Independent Authors For Your Collection

Greetings! No doubt your urban fiction / street lit collection has dwindled from the summer reading season. Now that we are in the back-to-school mode this is a good time to replenish your collection with newer authors. I'm listing YA titles in this...
by Street Literature on Sep 12, 2012

ARTICLE: Why There's Nothing Wrong with Black Street Lit (2012)

Madame Noire contributor Charing Ball weighs in on the importance of accepting Street Lit as a literary genre that depicts narratives that many readers can relate to. Check out the article at: http://madamenoire.com/201231/it-might-not-be-the-color-p...
by Street Literature on Jul 30, 2012

Introducing: Tracey Syphax, Author of From the Block to the Boardroom

Syphax, Tracey D. From the Block to the Boardroom: As Told to Detric "Qadiriyyah" Goss. NJ: From the Block to the Boardroom, LLC.ISBN-13: 978-0-9850295-0-0 $14.95 USD (Paperback); Kindle: $7.95 USDI am happy to introduce you to Mr. Tracey D...
by Street Literature on Jun 30, 2012

Summer Reads 2012: The Streets Are Sizzling, Hot!

On this occasion of the Summer Solstice, 2012, I thought it would be a good idea to offer up my top Street Lit picks for summer reading. I've decided to feature mostly independent authors to pay homage to the foundation from which 21st century Street...
by Street Literature on Jun 21, 2012


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