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Sunday Morning Reads

March 26, 2017

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I was supposed to go to the garden this morning, but it’s been raining off and on. If this were a different year, I would have worked there yesterday. Oh, the ebb and flow of life! I value knowing where my food comes from so, I know I won’t stop growing food (real food!!) any […]

HumpDay Post

March 23, 2017

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We’re working on the We’re the People Summer Reading list and hope to release that mid April. Have you any idea what’s the first Latinx young adult novel? Or, the first Muslim? What about the first YA to win a YALSA award? If so, please share in the comments. If you’ve been missing the monthly […]

Biographys: Black Women in Children’s Lit

March 13, 2017

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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat Ella Fitzgerald by Roxane Orgill and Sean Qualls; Candlewick Press, 2010 This chapter book biography goest back to Ella’s childhood growing up during the Great Depression in New York. Fitzgerald had a hard childhood, essentially growing up in the streets. It was her love of music and talent as a dancer that […]


March 8, 2017

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Conferences are great opportunities for catching up with people. During ALA Midwinter, I met up with a dear friend and one topic of our conversation was future projects. As I discussed some things I was considering, my friend asked “How will that change children’s books”? That simple, well-intentioned question has been haunting me. How do […]

Biographies: Black Women

March 7, 2017

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Cleopatra Serpent of the Nile by Mary Fisk Pack and Peter Malone; Goose Bottom Books, 2011. It does young girls good to know that women rulers have always existed and that’s why the title’s in Goose Bottom Books on Dastardly Dames is so necessary. While this book is rich is photographs from artifacts of the […]