Within the sanctuary of a library, there is “Just a Book.” It is just the book by the act of borrowing it engages the reader into a quantum experience –a quantum experience of synchronicity guards all thought into consciousness.
It is the place words come to life and the imagination is transformed into picture messages of voice and warnings, emotion and feelings. It is the place that freedom of thought and truth survives the apocalypse of a democracy.
#The Power of a Shared story
“We must tell our stories.”
—Dr. Donna Clovis, #NABJ19
Outstanding Book Award Winner
“Just a Book in the Library is more than ‘just a book’ on a shelf. It captures the essence of how readers long to connect and share ideas related to the power of text.”
—Dr. Kenneth Kunz, Assistant Professor of
Literacy/Language Arts, Monmouth University
“Equality for all- as we start providing marginalized populations their current needs today for tomorrow’s expectations.”
—Dr. Josue Falaise, Director,
Rutgers University Institute for
Improving Student Achievement
About the Author
Dr. Donna Clovis is the current Outstanding Book Award Winner in 2019 for NABJ for her first book, Quantum Leaps in Princeton’s Place. She has an earned doctorate from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in Arts and Humanities. Dr. Clovis has also won two journalism fellowships: McCloy Fellowship from the American Council on Germany and Harvard University and a Prudential Fellowship from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. The McCloy Fellowship resulted in producing documentary work about Holocaust survivors in Germany, now archived in the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
Clovis has won a first-place feature-writing award on racial profiling from the National Association of Black Journalists in 1999.
Dr. Clovis writes historical fiction novels about Princeton. Quantum Leaps in Princeton’s Place is the first from 1912-1950, Six Doors Down, The Future is My Past, Time is the Length to Forever and the most current, Falling Bedrooms, dealing with the rise of racism, the death of the American newsroom and challenges of truth and fact finding in a world of fake news.