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Adding Reviews

July 20, 2006

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I haven’t added new book reviews this summer, not because I haven’t been reading but because my reading has not been directly related to this blog. I’ve had three workshops full of reading! First was a Leading Edge Librarian Academy which had me reading a Barbara Stripling textbook. Then there is a Pearl Harbor workshop […]

And if you still don’t get it!!

July 17, 2006

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If you’re missing the point of the new books I’ve recently posted, check out Jelani Cobb, History Professor at Spelman University here on Tayari Jones’ blog. Yes, he’s writing about music but our young people are caught up in a trick bag. They’re no longer learning the value of education, the morals of decency or […]

One Mo’ Again

July 17, 2006

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and if you weren’t insulted by the previous book, check this out.  This time, it’s a white female author with obviously black characters.  HEY!!!  KIDS!!!  WAKE UP!!!!!!!

Radio Rootz

July 16, 2006

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What an amazing program in NYC that teaches media literacy through political expression to young people!! Radio Rootz helping young people find meaning in their world!

Another Book

July 15, 2006


I was excited to see that Scholastic has a book coming out this fall by a new black author, Coe Booth. There is a sample online. Let me know what you think!

Scholarship for Single Black Mothers

July 12, 2006


The Sister Thea Bowman Foundation has four scholarships for African American singer mothers and their child to attend the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska.  The foundation will grant $30,000.00 over a period of four years to the College of St. Mary on behalf of each student.  In return the College of St. Mary […]

Primary Pirate Sources

July 6, 2006

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A website has been created with links to primary soucres related to the release of the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. Information is provided for interested students to learn about real pirates in the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. During this time, many pirates actually used Port Roal, Jamaica as their base […]

Underground Railroad

July 6, 2006

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Reporter Chris Lackner is traveling from Mays Lick KY to North Buxton, Ontario to retrace the pathway of the Underground Railroad. On this journey which is just over 500 miles, Lachner will visit people and places, going back in time, staying in jails, crossing the Ohio River and keeping a blog to share his experiences. […]

From the Author’s Blog!

July 3, 2006

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The Untelling by Tayari Jones is now in Target. (I’ve read it and its pretty good!) If you’re in the store and see the book, take a phone photo and send it to Ms. Jones. You could win the grand prize!!