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ePhD for Underrepresent Groups

July 31, 2007

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Contact: Contact: Dr. Allyson Carlyle  Associate Professor and Ph.D. Chair  (206) 619-1608;    University of Washington Information School Awarded IMLS Grant to  Support Four Doctoral Students from Underrepresented Groups in Library and Information Science   SEATTLE, Wash.-June 28, 2007-The Institute of Museum and Library Studies (IMLS) has provided a $730,000 grant to fund a cohort of […]


July 31, 2007


Children’s Book DriveRead Across Jamaica Foundation, a non-profit organization in Maryland is reaching out to the community asking for your help with our book drive. The Read Across Jamaica Literacy Project provides children in rural Jamaica with books that encourage, motivate and challenges them to dream. From August 1 – Sept 8, 2007, visit our […]

Book Review: Sofi Mendoza’s guide to getting lost in Mexico

July 31, 2007

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     Sofi Mendoza’s guide to getting lost in Mexico author:  Melin Alegria 2007, Simon and Schuster Main character:  Sofi Mendoza If you’re a teenage girl growing up in California with friends who like to party, and the guy you most want to party with is going to be at what promises to be a very […]

How super Fly Are u?

July 26, 2007

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Journey back to the 70s with Dr. Boyd (also known as “The Notorious Ph.D”) and delve into the personalities, passions, and politics of the Black performers, musicians, filmmakers, and athletes who ignited a cultural revolution. Test your knowledge and see if you’re a 70’s head—”a 70s authority.” Answer the three questions below. The first ten […]

Free book to help single parents

July 22, 2007

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New book launched called “199 Commandments For Living Better On Less Money,” written by Roy Primm  dedicated to helping more families, single mothers and financially strapped consumers shop smarter. With more households struggling to make ends meet “199 Commandments For Living Better On Less Money” is flooded with more requests by the day. “The more […]

book review: It Chicks

July 14, 2007

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It Chicks by Tia Williams Jump at the Sun; 2007 Author Tia Williams has been a beauty writer and editor at YM, Elle, Lucky, and Glamour magazines, has co-written books with super model Iman and anchored fashion shows for teens.  Her interest in the fashion industry is clear has her book is laden with teens […]

book review: Baby Girl

July 14, 2007


Baby Girl by Lenora Adams Simon Pulse, 2007 Main character:  Sheree I almost missed this book.  But, I’ve come to learn that no matter how well you think you know what’s out there for teens of color, you have to take the time to look through every shelf, website and library to find out what’s […]

New NonFiction

July 14, 2007

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I Have Risen:  Essays by African American Youth published by the Ron Brown Scholar Fund.   Class Pictures by Dawoud Bey

New book for preteens

July 10, 2007

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As a sixth grader, school happens to be an uncompromising part of life. Each day many kids go to school hiding their secrets whether they have disabilities, insecurities or physical imperfections. Sleepy Steve is the poster child for each as he is overweight, has a sleeping disorder and is insecure with himself because of his […]