Booklist: What Does Freedom Mean to Black Americans?

“This, for the purpose of this celebration, is the 4th of July. It is the birthday of your National Independence, and of your political freedom.”  ~Frederick Douglass Young Adult Teens are more aware of what hasn’t been taught in US History classes and are able to take more responsibility for their own learning. “What to… Read More Booklist: What Does Freedom Mean to Black Americans?

I’m Blogging Elsewhere

I’m blogging at School Library Journal’s Fuse#8 this week. I hope you can make it over there and read my posts. And then, stick around because Elizabeth Bird is pretty awesome at blogging!   Edith Campbell, an assistant librarian in the Cunningham Memorial Library at Indiana State University, takes over a Fuse #8 Production… Read More I’m Blogging Elsewhere

June Releases

2 June Beyond Me by Annie Donwerth- Chikamatsu. Atheneum This novel-in-verse views the aftershocks of Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami through the eyes of a girl. Ages 8–12 2 Jun Imaginary Borders (Pocket Change Collective) by  Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (Author), Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator). Penguin Workshop. In this personal, moving essay, environmental activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez uses his… Read More June Releases


I usually love Monday mornings. They are my favorite part of the week because they offer a fresh new day and new week filled with possibilities. I’m not feeling the love today. My sinuses are continuing to throb and 20 minutes with Deepak Chopra wasn’t enough to lift be out of my slump. And, there’s… Read More MondayMorningReads