Seeing the popularity of Gossip Girls, Clique Series and other chic-lit for teens, Hyperion Disney approached Ms. Tia Williams over a year agout about creating the very first chik-lit series for girls of color (Black, Latina, Indian, Filipino . . . ) Ms. Williams previously worked as a beauty editor for Teen People Magazine. She… Read More new series: It Chicks
From the International Reading Association: On March 22, 2007 Senators Jeff Sessions and Patty Murray introduced the Striving Readers Act of 2007 (S. 958) in the United States Senate. This bill will vastly expand the capacity of schools to help older students who struggle with reading by establishing adolescent literacy initiatives aimed at increasing high… Read More Legislative Action For Adolescent Reading
Many kudos to Mr. Lebron James who is already giving back through the James Family Foundation!
I can remember someone on one of my listservs asking if Ms. Rodriguez would make a good speaker to bring to her high school. Chica lit writer, what can she have to say, right? OH!! HOW WRONG!!! I had the pleasure to hear Ms. Rodriguez speak last night at Bulter University [GO BULLDOGS!!] and am… Read More Alisa Valdes Rodriguez
Spelman College, a historically black college for women, is pleased to announce the 2007 Howard Hughes Biomedical Summer Science Program. The program is a five week residential program for high school students interested in pursuing a career in biology, biochemistry, medicine or other life-science related fields. The curriculum is designed to provide students with an… Read More Summer Science Program for High School Students