title: Seeing Emily author: Joyce Lee Wong date: Amulet Books, 2005 main character: Emily Wu Sixteen year old Emily is trying to make her place in the world, but first she has to figure out who she is as a person. She has wonderful skills as an artist, which have been nurtured by her mother… Read More book review: Seeing Emily
Good morning! The African American Read In is today! Ari has questions up and will be posting more later today. There will also be a discussion on Twitter. I’ll come back and post the # we’ll be using so that posts will be easy to follow throughout the day. I’m liking #bleedingreadin . I think… Read More African American Read in Today!
February. Way back when I began teaching, I hearted February as it gave me the opportunity to do veer from the tried and true and do some really creative things with my students. Because the student population at the Catholic school where I taught was 100% African American, we would celebrate Valentines Day as “I… Read More SundayMorningReads
Part of my job includes processing books, and that is what I was doing today. Putting labels and security tags on books is pretty easy but it takes a bit longer than it should and you can’t rush it so that you don’t make a mess. I often drool (figuratively) over books I’d like to… Read More Male Monday: Processing Books
title: God Loves Hair author: Vivek Shraya Artist: Juliana Neufeld date: Vivek Shraya, 2010 God Loves Hair is a collection of short stories that relates the coming of age of a gay, Indian boy. If his name was given in the story, I completely missed it. Oh, he was called names, ugly names that told… Read More book review: God Loves Hair