Black Book Talk

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Airs at: Thu, 01/03/2019 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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The Legend of the Chocolate River

Airs at: Thu, 12/06/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  An interview with Coco LaBon, author of The Legend of the Chocolate River.    This story recounnts the adventures of Manda, a baby elephant, and his best friend, Mr. Crowley, a wise, old frog, as search for the legendary Chocolate River.  Manda announces that he wants to... Read more

The Legend of the Chocolate River

Airs at: Thu, 12/06/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
  An interview with Coco LaBon, author of The Legend of the Chocolate River.    This story recounnts the adventures of Manda, a baby elephant, and his best friend, Mr. Crowley, a wise, old frog, as search for the legendary Chocolate River.  Manda announces that he wants to... Read more

Black Book Talk on 11/01/18

Airs at: Thu, 11/01/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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What I'm Reading

Airs at: Thu, 10/04/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Have a book you can't wait to finish?  An African-American author that you want to introduce to the world?   Or, maybe you're looking for new titles by Black authors?  Something to curl up with during the long winter hours?  Then  "What I'm Reading" is the perfect "Black... Read more

What I'm Reading

Airs at: Thu, 10/04/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Have a book you can't wait to finish?  An African-American author that you want to introduce to the world?   Or, maybe you're looking for new titles by Black authors?  Something to curl up with during the long winter hours?  Then  "What I'm Reading" is the perfect "Black Bo... Read more

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