I’m quite happy to say that I didn’t post all the wonderfully talented, passionate and gifted people of color who won awards on Monday. In addition to those previously listed, I have to congratulate the following winners. Lavonda Kay Broadnax digital project coordinator at the Library of Congress, is the 2013 recipient of RUSA’s Zora… Read More Winners! Winners! Winners!
Craig Laurance Gidney is the author of Sea Swallow Me and Other Stories and the soon to be released Bereft (publication pushed back to February.) This short bio from his Amazon page describes his talents. Craig Laurance Gidney writes both contemporary, young adult and genre fiction. Recipient of the 1996 Susan C. Petrey Scholarship to… Read More Male Monday: Craig Laurance Gidney
Rainy days and Mondays get us down, and rainy Mondays?? Nothing to it, but to do it! Especially with the rainy Monday is Midwinter Monday and the Youth Media Awards are announced. I have to begin with an earlier award that was announced at ALA Midwinter. The following middle grade and young adult books are… Read More Its *THAT* Monday in January
School Library Journal recently published “Not a Lack of Latino Lit for Kids, but a Lack of Awareness”. I do agree that there is a lack of awareness. Every discussion list I belong to routinely has someone asking for books that will be “of interest to Latino teens”. Which of course implies that the only… Read More SundayMorningReads
I just can’t do the African American Read-In this year. With job obligations and all the reading I’ll be doing for BFYA, I cannot put another reading project in front of me. I’m glad to report that Vasilly will continue to have an online reading and discussion group this year! She’s selected seven wonderful books… Read More 2013 African American Read-in