Browsing All posts tagged under »diversity«

Rap It Up

February 2, 2015


My original plan was simply to get a pass for the exhibit hall, spend a couple of days at ALA Midwinter in Chicago, and head home. But these were not the best laid plans, as they grew exponentially. I was invited to the ALSC Day of Diversity on Friday, I embraced the opportunity to room […]

Done Deal

November 25, 2014


I’m currently reading Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel. “Half fairy. Half human.Half Black When Jazz ruled Chicago.” This is the third book in the American Fairy trilogy and easily stands alone. I should finish soon! Endings. ALAN just ended as did Grand Jury deliberations in Ferguson. I’m here in this resort setting in Maryland […]

Under the Radar

May 28, 2014


Are you a librarian or parent working to create a diverse book collection in your home or school? Don’t miss Lee and Low’s inventory and list of resources to help you along the way. Be certain to read The Brown Bookshelf’s feature from Carole Bostone Weatherford on why she entered the print on demand and […]

CAKE Literary: We’re On A Diversity Mission – Here’s Why!

May 23, 2014


One of my recent blog posts ending with Over the next few weeks, I hope to introduce you to few players who are recreating the game for the sake of our children. That’s what we have to remember, this is for our children. I do have a couple of these posts, but I soon realized […]

New Upcoming and Off Topic

May 21, 2014

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I recently joined a webinar for the purpose of learning about upcoming multicultural titles in children’s literature. Lee and Low, Groundwood, James Lorimer and Co (distributed by Orca) and Tuttle Books all shared information about new or upcoming titles. I have to admit I was quite interested in the picture books although I rarely take […]

Looking In, Looking On

March 17, 2014


I remember back in the mid 90s going to buy a car with my then husband. While we were initially impressed with the presence of black sales reps who approached us, it didn’t take more than a couple of visits to realize that the black sales reps were assigned to black customers. I was reminded […]

Monday Meanderings

December 9, 2013


I didn’t post my usual rambling post yesterday, so here it goes today! I’m working from home this week, working to get an article completed and ready for submission. I’ve got to clear my mind and my ‘to do’ list so I can concentrate on what I need to get done. I’ve been stalling. My […]

ALAN pt 2

December 1, 2013

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I went to ALAN this year because Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Rogue; Nancy Paulsen Books) asked me to moderate a panel with her, Kekla Magoon (The Rock and the River; Aladdin) and Rene Saldana Jr (Juventud! Growing up on the Border: Stories and Poems; VAO Publishing). entitled “It’s Complicated: Diverse Authors Revisit the Classics”. We had a […]

And So It Begins

November 15, 2013


Yesterday, my nutritionist mentioned that she could not believe we were already in mid November. Time can get away from us can’t it? I like what Zetta Elliott does every December. She creates an annual retrospective pulling information from her blog and FB posts which helps her see all she has accomplished during the previous […]