Javone B

JaVone Bentley was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduating from The University of Alabama with a degree in education she moved to Houston, Texas where she lived and worked for the past 9 years. Recently she and her family moved back home (Sweet Home, Alabama). JaVone has taught high school English for the past 10 years but upon the birth of her son (Lexington Myles, Age 1) she has postponed returning to the classroom full time. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. Her passion of reading has lead to her devotion to literacy education and to her spending more time with her website dedicated to all things reading and writing. In her spare time, JaVone freelances as an English tutor, an editor, and a literary assistant!

Free and Cheap Ways to Read Books

I keep seeing a meme floating around about there being a difference between buying books and actually reading them. I know some people who looooovvvvveeeee purchasing books,  I know some people who love reading...

Birmingham’s Black History

Happy Black History Month! It is no secret that Birmingham, Alabama is rich in history and even richer in Black history. I remember as a young girl, eyes wide with fear and intrigue, watching the documentary...

Birmingham Reads :: Alabama Book Recommendations from a Local Book Blogger

I was born and raised in Birmingham. After college, I moved to Houston, but Alabama was always home for me. As an avid reader, it was nice to find books that were set in...

Birmingham Mom Collective :: Introducing JaVone

Birmingham Hi y'all! I'm JaVone Bentley and I was born in Birmingham a.k.a. The Magic City b.k.a Smoke City at St. Vincent's Hospital. I have lived on the west side for most of my life....
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