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… Read More Rap It Up
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… Read More Done Deal
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… Read More Under the Radar
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… Read More CAKE Literary: We’re On A Diversity Mission – Here’s Why!
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… Read More New Upcoming and Off Topic