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collectiveResistance: We Need Diverse Books

October 29, 2018

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We Need Diverse Books’ (WNDB) Fall Fundraiser is undeway! The goal is to collect $50.00 for the WNDB in the Classroom program, which provides free diverse books to low-income schools. Since 2014 they’ve donated nearly 12,000 books across 32 states, and with your help they’ll be able to give thousands more. WNDB is offering swag for your donations, […]


October 28, 2018

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This morning, I’m thinking back to the speech Robert Kennedy delivered in Indianapolis on 4 April 1968, He was there for a political rally when he learned that Martin Luther King Jr. had just been assassinated in Memphis, TN. He knew violence was breaking out across the country and he knew that as a leader, […]

review : Spunky Little Monkey

October 24, 2018


title: Spunky Little Monkey author: Bill Martin and Michael Sampson illustrator: Brian Won date: Scholastic, 2017   There is a music that is black girl music. Call it clapsies, call it double dutch or hand games, it’s all black girl. With its ” three-tone scales, rhythmic syncopation, handclapping patterns that cross the metric nature of […]

nominate: Library Movers and Shakers

October 24, 2018

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this information originally appeared in an email from Library Journal The editors of Library Journal need your help in identifying emerging talents in the library world—both great leaders and behind-the-scenes contributors who are providing inspiration and model programs for others. Our 18th annual round of Movers & Shakers will profile some 50 up-and-coming individuals from around the […]

interview: Wade & Cheryl Hudson

October 23, 2018

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Exciting times for Wade & Cheryl Hudson! Their publishing company, Just Us Books turns 30 this year. With the publication of AFRO-BETS ABC Book, the Hudsons brought in a new era of publishing, one that would recognize the importance of black children, readers, families and consumers. Cheryl and Wade reflect on the growth of their […]

collectiveResistance: Amplifying Voices

October 22, 2018

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After seeing a post about Voces Sin Fronteras Our Stories Our Truth on Facebook (tip of the hat to Sujei), I had to find out who published this collection of bilingual comics. The books was a joint venture from Shout Mouse Press and The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC). Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) mission […]


October 21, 2018


The last time I went into work, temperatures were in the 80s. Since then, I’ve been to California for time with family and spent a week with the intention of working from home. Temperatures have dropped bringing in the fall weather that I love. It was odd that the 80s lasted so long this year, […]

collectiveResistance: BlackLivesMatter At School

October 19, 2018

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Educators, plan now to be part of the second Black LivesMatter at School week to be held 4-8 February 2019. Community members, parents, caregivers, community leaders and nurturers of children, plan  to support our educators during the second BlackLivesMatter at School week. Black Lives Matter At School is a national committee educators organizing for racial justice […]

So Afraid!

October 18, 2018

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We’re all scared these days, but October always has hauntings, more mysteries, slight bits of suspense and a fearfully more fright. Not to worry though because none of these are based in reality. I think. What would you add ?  Middle Grade Night of the Zombie Zookeeper : Desmond Cole on Ghost Patrol by Andres […]