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NOVEMBER 2019: ISSUE 03

 

 

Reviews, book features, book releases and more. 

3 authors have been added to our online (soon to be printed) directory - Athina GordonCharmyra Fleming and Shun P. Writes

Black Girl Shine and several second-hand gems have been added to the site. Don't forget to check for the restocks! 

Psst... Did you know that their are several books in store that are NOT on the website? Visit us at 5525 E 51st St. Suite 205 and check them out.

Now, for the bad news ➡️ Our first story club was canceled due to low registration. Stay connected for the next date.

Good news ➡️ We had a great turnout at the Tulsa's Black Educators first Fall extravaganza!! Shout out to everyone who stopped by our table and who continues to spread the word about Mocha Books!!

Pre-orders for fall merch have ended and will go out this month, but you can still purchase all merch with less of a wait time for shipping here.

Lastly, WE HIT 10K ON INSTAGRAM!! Out of those 10k, who is really checking for us and engaging?! 👀 We appreciate all of you who are! We're also now on Facebook! Follow one (or all) of our platforms and stay connected on our bookish news! 

 

BOOK CLUBS, BOOK CLUBS, BOOK CLUBS

As interest grows for Mocha Books Reads, details will follow. If you are interested in joining locally or virtually, please join our Facebook group

 

For interest in our other Lit clubs, please check out details here.

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CHECK OUT THIS MONTHS EVENTS

We'll be here and there around Tulsa this month but we will have Saturday story time (limited space) for smaller kiddos Saturday, November 30th! FYI that is also Small business Saturday! We'd love for you to stop by!!

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

  • Sunday 11/03 (2p-5p)
  • Saturday 11/23 (1p-6p)
  • Monday 11/25 (4p-8p)
  • Tuesday 11/26 (4p-8p)
  • Saturday 11/30 (10a-3p)

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE OKLAHOMA BOOKISH EVENTS

Books To Treasure November 15, 2019 - The 2019 illustrator is Christian Robinson!

"The Books To Treasure “season” is in the fall. Children’s librarians and library staff visit schools in September and October to talk about the illustrator and talk about the importance of reading and the library. All second-grade children in Tulsa County receive a free copy of the featured book and the opportunity to get a special library card with artwork from the book." - TulsaLibrary.org

Oklahoma Teen book Con November 16, 2019 - 2 of several authors that will be present are Randi Pink (Girls Like Us) and Tammi Charles (Becoming Beatriz)

"The Oklahoma Teen Book Convention is dedicated to facilitating and celebrating the love of literature and lifelong learning by providing a multifaceted experience of diverse activities in an inclusive and accepting environment for Oklahoma youth ages 12 to 18. " - OKTBC.ORG

Check out my review of Tami Charles' 2018 release of Like Vanessa here

 

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BOOK RELEASES - CHECK OUT BOOKS SET TO RELEASE THIS MONTH!

My Daddy The Coach - Audrey Hinds - 11.15.19 (Youth)

Kynnedi's World - Tamika Patterson - 11.29.19 (youth)

Pretty Little Coco Girl - Jessica LeeAnn - 11.29.19 (Youth)

She Came To Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman - Erica Armstrong Dunbar - 11.05.19

The Forgotten Girl (hardcover) - India Hill Brown - 11.05.19

The Prince and The Hoodie - Ebony Baskin - 11.15.19

Little Legends: Exceptional Men In Black History - Vashti Harrison 11.19.19

Thugs Seven - Wahida Clark - 11.12.19

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Celebrating national days as well as wacky and unique days are fun ways to be social...unless it's maybe an introvert kind of day. Listed below are some monthly, weekly and daily events that are happening this month. 

November is the month of...
  • Indigenous Heritage, Novel writing, entrepreneurship, family literacy, and adoption awareness.

National Young Readers Week is celebrated November 11th - 16th, 2019. Began in 1989.

November 1st  - National authors day (started in 1949) and Family Literacy day

November 7th - Read for the record. Created and celebrated by Jumpstart - A national early literacy organization.

November 8th - S.T.E.M/S.T.E.A.M day

November 10th - Sesame Street Day - First episode aired November 10, 1969

November 12th - Young readers day

November 13th - World Kindness day - randomactsofkindess.org

November 20th - Universal Children's Day - established by the united nations in 1954.

November 29th - Indigenous / Native American Day. Some are also known to honor this day in place of Thanksgiving day (Nov. 28th) or October 14th

November 30th - Small Business Saturday - Please join us for storytime and other Lit fun!

 

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A TIME IN HISTORY...

Listed below are a few memorable and monumental events in Black history.

"The African Free School was founded on November 2, 1787 in Lower Manhattan by the New-York Manumission Society and founding fathers Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. It was the very first school for blacks in America." - GVSHP.org

November 5, 1968 Shirley Chisholm became the 1st Black women elected to congress. Read more

"Six thousand people gathered in Montgomery on Nov. 5, 1989, to witness the dedication of the memorial, situated just around the corner from the historic Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, where Dr. King helped launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955." - splcenter.org

November 8, 1952 - Alfre Woodward was born. Significant to Mocha Books because we are based in Oklahoma. The birthplace of actress, Alfre Woodward.

"Janet Collins makes her Metropolitan Opera debut on November 13th, 1951 as the premier dancer in the opera Aida. In 1952, a year after joining she became the first African American dancer to join the Metropolitan Opera Company." - mobballet.org

 

 

Mocha Books LLC was created in 2017 and operated by THE FOUNDER and her two children. The Goal of Mocha Books is to promote positive self-images, encourage creativity & CRITICAL THINKING, IN & OUT OF THE HOME by providing a curated book selection that highlight black and brown characters, AND/or WRITTEN by authors of color. 

  • SHOP - New & second hand gems, lit boxes and bookish swag
  • DISCOVER AUTHORS - Over 40 authors of color
  • RESOURCES - Reading tips, free print library, reviews, home school basics and other lit programs.
  • LIT CLUBS - Something for all ages
  • SERVICES - Several advertising options for authors, illustrators, publishers and other literacy organizations.
  • BOOK MOCHA BOOKS - afternoon and weekend availability. 
  • FUN & EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

Find other FAQ's on our customer service page.

It is a joyful and passionate experience to provide children and families with cultural representative literature, while also creating a path and platform for indie creators. 

Here's how you can help us with our mission:

  • Simply follow us on our social platforms.
  • tell someone about Mocha Books LLC
  • purchase books and branded merch
  • donate books to our free book club

If you would like to submit your announcement for the upcoming newsletter please send information by the December 20th deadline to mochabooks@gmail.com

How'd we do? We'd love your feedback! Please comment or email us. 

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  • Thank you for being out here. I’d love to connect and help. I can feature you in my magazine (SoulVisionMagazine.com) and on our TV Network (SoulVision.TV) once we launch in February. Maybe we can broadcast some of your reading events? I also have a series of books that will be complete in December – see https://www.soulidifly.com/mrbusiness. We are working our corner to lift the kids and the culture. Keep on keeping on.

    BK
    Chairman and CEO
    Soulidifly.com
    202-222-5555

    BK

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