Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2006«

Review: Hip Hop High School

December 31, 2006

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  Hip Hop High School by: Alan Lawrence Sitomer As with most books, I had a lot of hope for this one. I’d read his previous book. It was OK, and this title will certainly appeal to my students.  However, reading the book and taking in the cover’s back flap confirms my suspicions: it’s written […]

Overdue Contest: Don’t Miss the Deadline!

December 30, 2006

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Over at the Overdue Media Blog (home of Unshelved Comics) they’ve posted a Pimp My Bookcart contest. They’re looking for photos of customized bookcarts with winners who create the most pimped out car receiving Overdue Media Store gift certificates and t-shirts. DEADLINE: 15 January 2007

Virtual Field Trip

December 30, 2006

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The Ocean Country Public Library has posted short video interviews of Holocaust survivors to its website to accompany its exhibit “Survial of the Human Spirit: Triumph over Adversity”.

Review: A Long Way Gone

December 28, 2006

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A Long Way Gone:  Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah 2007; Sarah Chrichton Books This is a first person account of a childhood in Sierra Leone that is disrupted by violent civil war, not once, but twice.  Beah gives graphic descriptions of acts committed by child soldiers while we are observers to actions […]

Vocabulary Competition: Boston; Detroit; NYC; Palm Beach County; Philadephia; Pittsburg; Sacramento and St. Louis

December 23, 2006

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The National Vocabulary Championship (NVC) is an initiative sponsored by GSN, The Network for Games that uses competition and wordplay to engage and reward high school students, educators and parents, teaching them the value of a strong vocabulary. Created with educational partner The Princeton Review, the NVC is open to eligible high school students across […]

Grant for Outstand School Library Humanities Programming

December 23, 2006

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The American Library Association Public Programs Office and the American Association of School Librarians Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming recognizes a school library that has conducted an exemplary program or program series in the humanities. Maximum Award: $4000. Eligibility: elementary or middle school (public or private) libraries, or any school […]

Grants from the Teammates for Kids Foundation

December 23, 2006

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The Teammates for Kids Foundation accepts proposals for grants from nonprofit organizations that specialize in working with children. Grants from the Foundation support the on-going work of operating organizations that help needy children in the areas of health, education and inner-city services. Deadline:  1 February  2007

African American Read-in Chain

December 21, 2006

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  The  18th National African American Read-In Chain, sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English is looking for libraries, schools and other agencies  to serve as hosts to create a chain of readers on Sunday, February 4, 2007, or Monday, February 5, 2007. The chain will involve reading works […]

New Look/New Classifications

December 17, 2006

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I know I know that not all fiction by Black authors in urban but I was taking a shortcut on my list of titles.  After reading Paula Chase Hyman’s recent comment on Blogging in Black, I had to correct myself.  I owe it to the authors as well as to readers! I also had to […]