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Thursday 26 November

November 26, 2015

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New Initiative: #LargeFears

November 24, 2015


My next diversity initiative will be to begin a Twitter bookchat that focuses on all things in diverse book. I kinda smile thinking that I may be late to the table with something on Twitter, but it will put conversations about diverse books front and center in a public space. I’ll be working with Sujui […]

Sunday Morning Read

November 22, 2015


Maybe I’ve had CNN in the background too long this weekend. Maybe bombs around the world are waking me up. Or, maybe it’s the power of the words I’ve been reading. But, this call to change I’ve been feeling is getting deeper and my resistance is lessening. I’ve been looking at PhD programs, funded research […]

#tbt Post: Trying Not to Go Too Far Off Topic

November 19, 2015


What a timely repost! I just finished watching West Wing for the third time AND just posted Paula’s SABA Award acceptance speech.  Did you know that Paula Yoo, author of Good Enough and Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story was a writer for The West Wing? The show ran on NBC from 1999 to […]

Hot Topic: France, Syria, Lebanon

November 18, 2015


What struck me most when I binge watched MadMen were the sensibilities of the era portrayed in the series. I remember the show incorporating the assassination of President Kennedy and the mother would not let her children see any of it on television and she herself was distraught and in tears. I don’t think she […]

Saturday Morning Trailer: Starring Me!

November 14, 2015

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What better day for a book trailer than a Saturday? I’m starting to record book trailers and book talks to promote books in my library’s Teaching Materials Collection. Since I just finished the video and have never reviewed Dreaming in Indian here, well! Here goes! Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices Edited by Lisa […]

November Releases

November 7, 2015


For the Record by Charlotte Huang; Delacorte Press As the new lead singer of the band Melbourne, Chelsea has only the summer tour to make the band–and their fans–love her, or it is back to boring high school. (ages 12 and up) Seeing Off the Johns by Rene Perez; Cinco Puntos For Concepcion “Chon” Gonzales, […]

Paula Yoo: Learning From the World

November 5, 2015


TITLE: LEARNING FROM THE WORLD Delivered by Paula Yoo, Children’s Award Winner for Twenty-Two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank, illustrated by Jamel Akib (Lee & Low, 2014) Thank you to the South Asia All Conference organizers and the South Asia Book Award committee for this award. Congratulations to the other winners and honorees […]

The dessert, by the way, is BlackBerry Fool

November 4, 2015


A Fine Dessert becomes A Fine Mess If you’re active on Twitter, Facebook or some of the children’s literature blogs, you’re probably aware of the controversy involving A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat written by Emily Jenkins and Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. (Schwartz and Wade, 2015) I first became aware of […]