About Me


Hello!  🙂

My name is Alia Jones. I’m a Sr. Library Services Assistant in Cincinnati, Ohio. I attended Cornell University for Cultural Anthropology and double-minored in East Asian Studies and American Indian Studies.

While at Cornell, I interned at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and worked on Indivisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas. My family is African American with Cherokee ancestry. In my senior year, I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to South Korea to teach English. Four awesome years (and many amazing students) later, I came home and became a children’s bookseller. I fell in love with children’s literature while learning how to book-sell and now I work for the library. This blog celebrates my love for kid lit & I hope you’ll find some good books here.

A few articles published online:

Publishers Weekly (ShelfTalker) Black Books for Black Kids

Calling Caldecott: Leave Me Alone!

Nerdy Book Club: Review of the book OWEN by Kevin Henkes

I’m very active on Twitter. You can find me at http://twitter.com/readitrealgood and I blog with friends at thebookwenches.tumblr.com. All views/opinions expressed here, on The Book Wenches and on my Twitter page are my own.

If you’d like to contact me directly, please fill out the form below. I’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible. Thanks for stopping by!




8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Anonymous says:

    This blog is wonderful, you have a way with words young lady and I applaud you for your intricate detail in description and meaning. You are a hidden treasure

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