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March 30, 2014


This weekend ALA President Barbara Stripling sent out an email announcing a joint statement that the BCALA and the ALA cooaboratively developed and was then endorsed by the other ethnic affiliates, AILA, APALA, CALA and REFORMA. Stripling will be appointing a Special Presidential Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to develop strategic atction ideas. […]

Saturday Trailers: Leila Rasheed

March 29, 2014

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What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? Meet author Leila Rasheed! Rasheed’s most recent book, Diamonds and Deceit (At Somerton series) was released in January. London is a whirl of balls and teas, alliances and rivalries. Rose has never felt more out of place. With the Season in full swing, she can’t help […]

review: Secrets of the Terre-Cotta Soldier

March 26, 2014

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title: Secrets of the Terre-Cotta Soldier authors: Ying Chang Compestine and Vinson Compestine date: Amulet (Imprint of Abrams); January 2014 Main character: Ming Ying Chang Compestine, author of Revolution Is Not A Dinner Party, grew up in the time of the Cultural Revolution in China and wants to interest young readers in Emperor Qin, ancient […]

Saturday’s Hyphenated Authors

March 22, 2014


I usually do a ‘quick’ Trailer post on Saturdays and go on about my day. But, on this Saturday, the thoughts have simmered into a different post. I think it came to a boil today at the post office when I read a bumper sticker that stated “American-American”. Wouldn’t we all love to be able […]

book review: The Deep

March 18, 2014


title: The Deep author: Zetta Elliott date: 2013; Rosetta Press main character: Nyla The Deep continues the stories of Nyla, Keem and D that began in Ship of Souls. While Ship of Souls was D’s story, The Deep is Nyla’s. We knew something happened to Nyla in Germany and now we find what it was […]

Librarian Opportunity

March 18, 2014

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ALA seeks candidates for 2014 Google policy summer fellowship For the seventh consecutive year, the American Library Association is pleased to participate in the Google Policy Fellows program for 2014. Here’s a link to the application: For the summer of 2014, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA Washington […]

Looking In, Looking On

March 17, 2014


I remember back in the mid 90s going to buy a car with my then husband. While we were initially impressed with the presence of black sales reps who approached us, it didn’t take more than a couple of visits to realize that the black sales reps were assigned to black customers. I was reminded […]

Review: House of Purple Cedar

March 15, 2014


House of Purple Cedar Author: Tim Tingle Date:  February, 2014; Cinco Puntos adult crossover The House of Purple Cedar is set in Skullyville, Oklahoma at the turning of the 20th century. The New Hope Academy for Girls just burned down and a new Indian Agent has just arrived in town. Rose and her brother, Jamey […]

March Releases

March 12, 2014


MARCH I Lived On Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin; Atheneum Books for Young Readers Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood by Varsha Bajaj; Albert Whitman and Company Dust of Eden by Mariko Nagai; Albert Whitman and Company Alpha Goddess by Amalie Howard; Sky Pony Press Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle; HMH […]