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February 26, 2012


Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong is the 2012 recipient of the American Library Association Equality Award. The annual award, $1,000 and a framed citation of achievement are given to an individual or group for outstanding contributions toward promoting equality in the library profession. In being selected for the award, Wong was noted for her outstanding […]

Read-In: Ninth Ward

February 24, 2012


  I’ve really enjoyed the questions and comments that Doret and Vasilly have generated on their blogs! I’ve had a busy week this week, much busier than I would like with such a project going on, but thinking about Lanesha and MamaYaYa has kept me grateful, has kept me focused and has given me purpose […]

The ReadIn is ON!

February 23, 2012

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 Vasilly posted the first questions on Monday. Doret’s questions went up Wednesday. Mine go up tomorrow. Did you read the book? What did you think? Go! join the discussion!  

review: Ship of Souls

February 18, 2012


review: Ship of Souls author: Zetta Elliott date: Amazon Publishing; 28 February main character: Dmitri “D” D never really had a lot of friends so the loss of his mother is particularly devastating to him. As the only child of a single mother, there’s little else for him other than the foster care system. D […]

Getting Ready for the Read-In

February 14, 2012

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Monday, we’ll begin discussing Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes. I hope you’re going to join us!! Have you looked closely at the amazing cover of this book? Shino Arihara design this cover which hints of the magical aspect of the story. We can’t see much in the young girl’s face other than her determination […]

February 12, 2012


I’m not one to follow the rich and famous and I’m slow to react when they  die. Stunned by the  sudden loss but then, overcome by the mass amount of grief for someone we really didn’t know, who probably couldn’t have cared less about anyone of us and who well, entertained us. Of course any […]

review: The boy who harnessed the wind

February 11, 2012


book review: The boy who harnessed the wind authors: William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer date: 2009; Harper Perennial non-fiction browse inside  The boy who harnessed the wind is the story of William Kamkwamba’s imaginative growing up in Malawi. In the beginning of the book, we learn a little about Malawi: its customs, beliefs and practices. […]


February 8, 2012

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I decided a while ago to give up reading challenges because they get away from me too easily. But, I like the way they challenge me! They push me to expand the way I approach genres I already read or they get me to read something I thought I’d rather not. Kinna Read’s Africa Challenge […]

book review: Beneath a Meth Moon: an elegy

February 5, 2012


book review: Beneath a meth moon: an elegy author: Jacqueline Woodson date: Nancy Paulsen Books; February 2012 main character: Laurel Daneau “Moon” is meth and Laurel has fallen deeply under its spell. Woodson weaves Laurel’s story from the middle to the front and back again, letting readers uncover the path of Laurel’s addiction. We know […]