Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2007«

Podcast of L. Divine Pocket Cast

February 28, 2007

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I’ve not posted a link to a podcast before, not sure how this will work. But! I’ve found a nice interview with L. Divine about her new Drama High Series and I wanted to share it here! The link takes you directly to the podcast from Authors In Your Pocket. Advertisements

Another New Series!

February 28, 2007

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The Kids at Latimar High Author: Deborah Copeland August, 2006, iUniverse Inc. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Going to Lewis Latimar High used to be easy for Lauren O’ Neil. As long as she stayed on the honor role, got the juiciest stories for the school paper, and made sure her silky thick flip reigned amongst all […]

A New Series for African American Teens

February 27, 2007

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Freshman Focus, a new series by Carla Sarratt, introduces us to Kendra, Lamar, Destiny and Steven who are freshmen at Carter G. Woodson High School in Charlotte, NC. The series is about these four freshment learning about themselves, each other, conflict and leadership. The first book was published in December, 2008 by Outskirts Press. The […]

review: Ride Wit’ Me

February 26, 2007

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Ride wit’ me by Katina King 2006 Young Diamond Books main character:  Mercedes Clinton Mercedes is home from boarding school for the summer.  She’s greeting with a surprise 16th birthday party, a surprise gift just for this daddy’s girl and she soon meet’s the young man she wants to ride wit’ for the summer, if […]

Lost Sounds wins Grammy

February 25, 2007

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“Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1891–1922” has received this year’s Grammy award for Best Historical Album. Tim Brooks, David Giovannoni, Meagan Hennessey, and Richard Martin are the producers and authors of this critically-acclaimed CD from Archeophone Records .   Based on Tim Brooks’ award-winning book of the same name (University […]

BOOK REVIEW Bad Boy: A Memoir

February 22, 2007

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by Walter Dean Myers 2001 Harpers Press This in an autobiography focusing on Myer’s childhood.  He describes how angry he was as a child, what it was like growing up in his grandparents home and coming to terms with racial issues.  We see how he discovered his writing talents and how that, and joining the […]

Gotta Love Scholastic!

February 19, 2007

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I’m looking through different publisher’s websites, trying to find new offers, new books and materials and over on Scholastic’s website, I find a wealth of materials on their special page just for librarians!  Online field trips to Africa, Alabama, the 1960s or to meet Rosa Parks.  Online interviews from ABC TV and grant sources!  You […]

We Beat the Streets Scholarship Contest

February 19, 2007

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Enter Penguin Book’s We Beat the Street scholarship contest for your chance to win $1,500 scholarship to the college of your dreams! Entries must be received by April 15, 2007. To Enter the We Beat the Street Scholarship Contest (“Contest”) each contestant must submit an essay consisting of no less than 1,000 words and no […]

Information Literacy Summit 2007

February 18, 2007

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Registration is now open! Theme: “Working Together for Lifelong Learning” Join us for the sixth annual Information Literacy Summit—bringing together librarians and others to share and learn. This year’s theme is “Working Together for Lifelong Learning.” Keynote panel:  Panelists representing a variety of library types will discuss how we, the library community, can work together to maximize information literacy as […]