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Get Lit Lunch & Learn about New Children's Books by Local Authors - Malik's First Job: Financial Principles for Teens by Kerwyn Phillip

Get Lit Lunch & Learn about New Children's Books by Local Authors - Malik's First Job: Financial Principles for Teens by Kerwyn Phillip

Malik's First Job: Financial Principles for Teens by Kerwyn S. Phillip, Illustrated by librarian Natasha Payne-Brunson, is Mr. Phillip's first book. The story is set in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York. Young Malik is going on his first job interview at a local sneaker store owned by a business owner from the community. Although he believes that he is prepared for his first endeavor into the world of employment, Malik soon realizes that he needs some guidance on how to manage his money. He sits down with his father who provides him with tips to become more financially responsible. Malik's First Job is a great resource for teens and young adults who want to get a good foundation on key elements of money management and financial education and planning.

Mr. Phillip will tell us about his extensive background in the world of finance and entrepreneurship, and how and why he wrote the book. He will also answer audience questions. 

Mr. Phillip is a former member of the Richmond Public Library Get Lit / Black Male Emergent Readers (BMER) Advisory Committee. 



Monday, March 21, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Author Visit   Book Discussion   Lectures & Talks   Life & Job Skills   Virtual  
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Meldon Jenkins-Jones

Meldon Jenkins-Jones is the Richmond Public Library / Community Services Manager at Hull Street Branch Library. 

Meldon also chairs the Get Lit Advisory Committee which supports the Richmond Public Library Get Lit Reading Initiatives including the Black Male Emergent Readers (BMER) program and the Lit Chicks Read book clubs.

Meldon is a graduate of the Leadership Metro Richmond Class of 2022. She was the first recipient of the Virginia Library Association (VLA) Librarians of Color Forum Award in 2021 and is an active member of VLA. She presented “Libraries Bringing Community Together” at the 2023 VLA Annual Conference.

In 2011, Meldon received her Master of Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law—Newark and practiced law in New Jersey until her retirement in 2003. Meldon received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she studied African American Studies and Russian Civilization.

A Metro Richmond resident, Meldon is the mother of two adult children and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

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