The initial brainstorming session between three young adult librarians from Kansas City; Missouri Public Library (KCPL); and Johnson County, Kansas Public Library (JCL) centered around making our local teen voices heard by the BFYA committee.
Online event hosting and RSVP management was provided by JCL. Staff at both library systems spread the word to teens in their areas and KCPL provided transportation for teens to the event.
This issue also includes five poems: four by Eduardo del Rio and one by Thomas Reiter, who was published in the first issue of the JCLs
This journal issue has been several years in the making, and it introduces topics that the JCLs
has long been addressing.
This pursuit of the prototypical features of a wide-ranging Caribbean reality/ identity place it necessarily under the banner of JCLs
. The present volume inquires into the typical Caribbean features of the so-called Spanish Caribbean, presenting further questions: What is the "Spanish Caribbean" as a category of analysis?
In the first issue of JCLs
, Volume 1, Number 1, Spring, 1997, Astrid Roemer states in her article "In Search Of My Own Voice,"
I thank the poets south and north who have generously contributed to this special issue of JCLs
. Now the colloquy passes to its readers.
Joseph Aimone are to be commended for putting this issue together for the Journal of Caribbean Literatures (JCLs
Adam Wathen, collection development manager at Johnson County Library (JCL
) in Shawnee Mission, Kan., cautioned that ebook statistics must be put in context in order to draw meaning from the data.