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Book Excerpt

June 23, 2006

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from Walter Mosley’s newest young adult novel Fortunate Son Advertisements

Book Review: The Heaven Shop

June 20, 2006


The Heaven Shop by Deborah Ellis published by Firzhenry and Whiteside This book begins as a simple story of Binti Phiri and her family in Malawi where she lives with her father, brother and sister. In fact, the story feels as if its written for younger children, perhaps middle school. However, the AIDS crisis quickly […]


June 20, 2006

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A great cause: libraries in need of books. If you’re looking for money to finance something at your own library try I found this site through an organization called F.I.L.M. “Finding Inspiration in Literature and Movies”.


June 15, 2006

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I do my best to ignore the Pitt/Jolie story. I don’t particularly follow the lives of the rich and famous. HOWEVER. . . I’d have to say that these two have done more for Africa than we realize. To know that these two, who could afford to deliver their child anywhere in the world chose […]

PLEASE!! Get those babies reading!!

June 12, 2006

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About First Book First Book is a national nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. In neighborhoods across the country, First Book Advisory Boards unite leaders from all sectors of the community to provide books to children in literacy programs, […]

Book Offer

June 12, 2006

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The following offer is made by Townsend Press (, the publishers of the very popular Bluford Series. If you visit their website you will find similar offers which stem from their support of building literacy in today’s youth. If you are working in a poverty-level school, or with a youth service organization such as PAL […]


June 10, 2006


For some reason, many who fund education grants do not see school media specialists as teachers. Consequently, many educational opportunities for teachers are not available for us. It doesn’t matter that we teach more students than most teachers how to research, that we provide information to students and staff on ANY given subject or that […]

Black Like Me

June 7, 2006

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I began volunteering with a teen book group this week. The students have selected three books to read and discuss. Deep selections, too! Black Like Me <; was the first book. Ya know, you take a well written book with an important message and they will get it. And they did! I had forgotten about […]

Orange Prize Announced

June 7, 2006

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The Orange Prize is the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Established in 1996 with the aim of celebrating and promoting fiction by female authors throughout the world, it is open to any woman of any nationality or age writing in English. The prize this year was won by Zadie […]