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Also mentioned: these deans of African American literature and Harambee: The Book Club For African American Families & Friends (founded by Janus Adams 1990)

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How did Max Rodriguez go from ace computer programmer to founder and CEO of QBR: The Black Book Review -- print-publication-turned destination website and producer of live events?  It's really quite a story. 

So, too, is the world of African American literature -- past, present and future.

Founded in 1992, QBR is now home to the Video Book Channel and the Harlem Book Fair  -- the nation's premier African American celebration of books.  Coverage of the Fair is an annual event on CSPAN's BookTV.

For information about this year's Harlem Book Fair, featured authors, panels, special events,  and all things "book," click here.  

For featured authors and books across the gamut -- fiction, fantasy, history, inspiration, history, poetry, romance, speculative fiction, and reviews on the Video Book Channel, click here.

​Hear the show streamed live Saturdays at 4:00 pm on WJFF Radio Catskill.  Subscribe to our podcast (uploaded every Monday) and listen to past shows on SoundCloud.

Tags: Max Rodriguez, QBR, Black Book Review, Harlem Book Fair, Video Book Channel, Leroy Campbell, My Authentic Self, Eddie Glaude Jr., Democracy in Black, Tony Lindsay, The Killing Breeze, Nell Irvin Painter, Old In Art School, Wyomia Tyus,Tigerbelle, WJFF

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