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Spring Releases

March 30, 2011


In January, Zetta Elliott published a list of new releases by Black authors based in the US for middle grade and young adult readers. I’m continue that process here, listing books that will be released in April, May and June. An additional feature is that I’m also providing adult releases that will have a young […]

Librarians Seek Diversity in the WorkPlace

March 30, 2011


Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce Call for Applications Deadline June 1, 2011 Washington DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), a program designed to recruit master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented ethnic and racial minority groups into careers […]

Book Review: How Lamar’s bad prank won a Bubba-sized trophy

March 30, 2011


book review: How Lamar’s bad prank won a Bubba-sized trophy excerpt author: Crystal Allen date:  Balzar and Bray; February 2011 main character: Lamar Washington Reading Lamar’s bad prank made me want to play the theme song for a local amusement park that claims “there’s more than corn in Indiana”. The story, set in Coffin, Indiana […]

Marching Women’s History: Moses of her People

March 29, 2011

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title: Biography: Harriet Tubman author: Kem Knapp Sawyer date: DK Publishing; 2010 “There was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; If I could not have one, I would have the other.” ~Harriet Tubman I love DK books and will buy just about anything they publish. Buying the Biography of […]

book review: Tasting the sky

March 27, 2011


title: Tasting the sky: A Palestinian childhood author: Ibtisam Barakat date: 2007; Ferrar, Straus and Giroux non-fiction; biography I didn’t plan to read two war stories back to back, but they made for quite a sobering weekend. Tasting the sky is Barakat’s recollection of the wars of her childhood, of her family being displaced to […]

book review: Warriors in the crossfire

March 27, 2011


book review: Warriors in the crossfire author: Nancy Bo Flood date: Front Street Press; 2010 main character: Joseph Joseph is a young man living on the island of Saipan during World War II. The names and religious practices tell us this Pacific Island has been visited by Christian missionaries ant it is now under Japanese […]

Estela and Raul Mora Award

March 26, 2011

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REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking, announces the competition for the 2011 Mora Award. The Award is presented annually to the most exemplary program celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), also known as Día. Libraries and schools that plan […]

Marching Women’s History: While at war

March 24, 2011

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Tasting the sky: a Palestinian childhood by: Ibtisam Barakat Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2007 from the flap In this powerful, groundbreaking memoir, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like to be a child whose world is shattered by war. With candor and courage she stitches together memories: fleeing from her home and becoming separated from […]

Making History

March 24, 2011

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The Feminist Texan has been celebrating women’s history month with really nice giveaways. Right now, it’s Anne Moody’s Coming of Age in Mississippi. Zetta Elliott expounds on her experience as a Black feminist in publishing on Women Doing Literary Things. KidLitCelebrates Women’s history is full of great book related posts for this month included Doret’s […]