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new series: It Chicks

March 31, 2007

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Seeing the popularity of Gossip Girls, Clique Series and other chic-lit for teens, Hyperion Disney approached Ms. Tia Williams over a year agout about creating the very first chik-lit series for girls of color (Black, Latina, Indian, Filipino .  .  .  )  Ms. Williams previously worked as a beauty editor for Teen People Magazine.  She […]

Legislative Action For Adolescent Reading

March 28, 2007

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From the International Reading Association: On March 22, 2007 Senators Jeff Sessions and Patty Murray introduced the Striving Readers Act of 2007 (S. 958) in the United States Senate. This bill will vastly expand the capacity of schools to help older students who struggle with reading by establishing adolescent literacy initiatives aimed at increasing high […]

With Much Respect

March 22, 2007

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Many kudos to Mr. Lebron James who is already giving back through the James Family Foundation!

Alisa Valdes Rodriguez

March 22, 2007

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I can remember someone on one of my listservs asking if Ms. Rodriguez would make a good speaker to bring to her high school.  Chica lit writer, what can she have to say, right?  OH!! HOW WRONG!!!  I had the pleasure to hear Ms. Rodriguez speak last night at Bulter University [GO BULLDOGS!!] and am […]

Summer Science Program for High School Students

March 21, 2007

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Spelman College, a historically black college for women, is pleased to announce the 2007 Howard Hughes Biomedical Summer Science Program. The program is a five week residential program for high school students interested in pursuing a career in biology, biochemistry, medicine or other life-science related fields. The curriculum is designed to provide students with an […]

BOOK REVIEW: Simply Divine

March 19, 2007

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Simply Divine by Jacquelin Thomas 2006, Pocket Books Main Character:  Divine Matthews-Harrison Divine is a middle-schooler embroiled in the life of her pop-star mother.  She knows all about her father’s addictions and infedelities.  She’s been trained on how to appear for the press when in public.  She lives on the surface.  Suddenly, her world crumbles […]

Wanna go to Africa?

March 18, 2007

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Found on the LM_NET listserv this weekend: Nicholas Kristof, a columnist with the New York Times is seeking to raise wareness about conditions in Africa. Last year he took a university tudent with him to observe and report what is happening. Last year’s student visited the Central African Republic and Cameroon. This year he is […]

America Reads Spanish

March 17, 2007

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From my YALSA listserv, I’ve received a link to the America Reads Spanish e-newsletter #9 with the REFORMA logo. You are encouraged  to contribute to the “The Essential Guide to Spanish  Reading” – by recommending your patrons’ favorite books in Spanish as well  as yours.

The Fight: Real Life

March 14, 2007

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I had to mediate what was about to boil into a fight today in my media center. Two young ladies, who seemed to think they were ‘friends’, were about to go at it over gossip one was spreading about the other. We were in the dean’s office and one of the girls just wanted to […]