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Little House, Big Mess

April 6, 2018


I’ve never publicly weighed in on the conversations surrounding the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder or on the proposal to change the name of the Wilder Award. I’ve recently put together some reflections and all this and thought they might be worth sharing.  Laura Ingall Wilder’s works, like too many other books that have gained […]

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 […]

South Asia Book Awards

November 4, 2015

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On Friday 23 October, the The South Asia National Outreach Consortium (SANOC) presented the South Asia Book Award. This award exists to celebrate and promote those who portray South Asia or South Asians living abroad and to provide parents, librarians and educators with high quality reading material for young people. This year’s award winners certainly meet […]

ALA Youth Media Awards

February 5, 2015


While there were numerous books, authors and illustrators recognized this past week for their outstanding contribution to children and young adult literature, I’d like to give special recognition to the following authors of color for their contribution to young adult literature. The pressure is on to get the typing correct and not to miss anyone. […]

Rambling on a Rainy Tuesday

June 10, 2014

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This morning, I suddenly realized that one reason I don’t do as many informational posts any more is because I post what I find on Facebook. Please, feel free to follow me there! Have you had a chance to read “Against YA”? I’ve read pretty lively attacks directed at the thoughts expressed in the article […]

2014 Skipping Stone Book Award List

June 4, 2014


Skipping Stones is a nonprofit magazine founded in 1988 for youth that encourages communication, cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and environmental richness. Published 4 times each year, it provides a playful forum for sharing ideas and experiences among youth from different countries and cultures. Each year,Skipping Stones recognizes outstanding books and teaching resources with […]

Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award

May 2, 2014


The Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award is currently seeking submissions to be considered for the 2015 award in two categories: Works for Younger Children These are books appropriate for children from birth to 12 years old [or Infant to 5th grade] Works for Older Children These are books appropriate for children ranging from 13 years […]

2014 Rainbow Nominees announced

November 11, 2013

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The Rainbow Project is a joint committee between the GLBT-RT and the SRRT, and creates an annual bibliography for new books for ages birth through YA with significant GLBTQI material. Today, they announced the follow nominees which will be discussed at midwinter for inclusion on the Rainbow Project Award list. While most of the books […]

Book Award: The Tomás Rivera Book Award

October 30, 2013


The Tomás Rivera Mexican American Book Award was developed by the Texas State University’s College of Education to honor authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience. Tomás Rivera, a native of Crystal City, Texas, is the first Mexican American to have been selected Distinguished Alumnus at Texas State University–San Marcos. He […]