Ask Your Librarian: Letters to Youth

A series of questions about libraries posed by youth and answered by future librarians at Wayne State University; practicing librarians; and library science professors. Edited by Kafi D. Kamasi, Ph.D., with a foreword by Carl A. Harvey, II, President of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).
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About Kafi Kumasi

At Indiana University, Kafi Kumasi was a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Fellow through a partnership between the School of Education and the School of Library and Information Science. Her dissertation research, “Seeing White in Black: Examining Racial Identity Among African American Adolescents Through a Culturally Centered Book Club,” was a sociolinguistic ethnographic study that examined racial identity among thirteen African American middle and high school students inside a book club that centered on exploring Black culture and experiences through young adult novels. She was also the principal investigator on a research project within the Indiana School of Library and Information Science. "Stories We Tell: Culture, Race, and Youth Services in the LIS Curriculum," details her qualitative pilot study exploring how a group of pre-service librarians think about multicultural education as it relates to their role serving ethnically diverse youth in library settings. Kumasi also received an IMLS-funded scholarship to obtain her MLIS at Wayne State, while working as a school media specialist, through a partnership between the former Library and Information Science Program and the Detroit Public Schools. Prior to entering graduate school, she was a high school English teacher at Southeastern High School of Technology in Detroit.

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