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Spanish Book Fair

January 26, 2008

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The Northeast Chapter of REFORMA will be hosting a Spanish Language Materials Book Fair on Friday, March 7th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It will be held at the Newark Public Library, located at 5 Washington Street in Newark, NJ. According to the flyer, it is “an excellent opportunity for librarians and educators to […]

Dream the dream…quickly!!

January 21, 2008

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The American Library Association (ALA) and Dollar General Foundation have partnered to increase literary Services to English language learners. A new grant entitled, “The American Dream Starts @ your library,” funded by the Dollar General Foundation seeks to help public libraries increase their literacy services to adult English language learners. The grant will give 15 […]

Etheridge Knight Youth Poetry Contest

January 12, 2008

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Call for Entries Legacy Continues for Legendary Poet 17th  Arts Festival   Guidelines for  the  14th  Annual Etheridge Knight  Youth Poetry Contest and applications for the   17th Annual Etheridge Knight Festival of the Arts Po-Rap-Try Concert  are now online at.  The Po-Rap-Try Concert will be held  Saturday, April 12 at  4:00 pm at the Indianapolis […]

Latinitas Contest

January 11, 2008

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Latinitas magazine, the first digital magazine made for and by Latina youth, is launching a print magazine for “tweens” and older in 2008. As part of that launch, the magazine is sponsoring the Latinitas Magazine National Writing Contest seeking feedback from Latina youth ages 14 to 21 on “What it is to be Latina.” Winning […]

Cartoons get a voice

January 10, 2008

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Comics aren’t a laughing matter for eight African-American cartoonists, who plan to take action on Feb. 10 in an attempt to raise awareness of their place in the profession. The cartoonists plan to create nearly identical comics across their publications to satirize what they believe is the newspaper industry’s inability to recognize the hallmarks of […]

GO OverBOArd GrANt

January 9, 2008

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Award-winning young adult novelist Justina Chen Headley, Burton Snowboards, and Youth Venture are co-sponsoring the Go Overboard Challenge Grant to fund the best youth-led ideas to change the world. Justina has a longstanding commitment to tie community service benefiting teens to every single YA novel she publishes. So in honor of her new book, Girl […]

Cover Story

January 2, 2008

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