This month, Lila Quintero Weaver’s sophomore youth literature book, My Year in The Middle (Candlewick Press) was released. Such a figurative title promises much to the reader, doesn’t it? The following interview indicates that Weaver doesn’t fail to deliver. I can’t wait to read this one! I have my copy but, I thought it would be wiser… Read More Interview: Lila Quintero Weaver
title: Dreamland Burning author: Jennifer Latham date: Little Brown Books, 2017 main characters: Rowan; William There were a lot of blacks in Oklahoma in the 1920s. In fact, there were more all black towns in OK than anywhere else in US. It was call the Promised Land for African Americans who moved there during… Read More review: Dreamland Burning
Thanks to everyone who has been sending me books and articles about the racism and hatred expressed when people of African descent are equivocated with monkeys, apes or gorillas. And, thanks for sending information about children’s books with anthropomorphic monkeys and apes that do nothing to end this racism. I’ve decided to create this page… Read More Monkey Business
The Young Adult Library Services Association is now accepting program proposals for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference, to take place in Washington, D.C., June 20-25, 2019. Once again, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees and Offices. Be sure to select YALSA as your submission unit when filling… Read More Ready for ALA 2019?
title: Amal Unbound author: Aisha Saeed date: Nancy Paulsen Books; 2018 main character: Amal Review based on an advanced copy. Among the 14 facts about Aisha Saeed on her website are the facts that she’s worked as a lawyer and an elementary teacher, she speaks three languages and she’s a fantastic air hockey player.… Read More book review and a pairing: Amal Unbound