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Teen Writing Contest

May 31, 2008

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Grumpy Dragon, a new publishing company which focuses on teen authors is holding a teen art and writing contest. Advertisements

Drama High in Second Life

May 30, 2008

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A nice little Second Life preview video from YouTube featuring L.Divine

GRANT: Prevent juvenile Deliquents

May 27, 2008

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Hail, hail, the gang is not here. The federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is offering grants through the Gang Prevention Coordination Assistance Program. Funds can be used for a wide range of anti-gang strategies. Grant range: $200,000. Deadline: June 13, 2008. More info:

Teen Author Uses Technology to Publish and Promote new YA Series

May 25, 2008

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19-Year-Old Shalayne Alexandria, Author of Teen / Young Adult Fiction Series Nyville High, Uses Interactive Online Community, Video Trailers, Free Cell Phone Books to Create and Maintain Relationship with Readers. Author’s third book in the Nyville High series, Nyville High No. 3: True Lies will be featured under the New Title Showcase at BookExpo America […]

Site of the Week: The Brown Bookshelf

May 20, 2008


I could put myself out of business with this posting! If you’re here because of your passion for multicultural literature, you really must start reading the Brown Bookshelf. Authors Paula Chase Hyman, Varian Johnson, Don Tate, Kelly Starling Lyons and Carla Sarratt collaborate to put forth a plethora of information and resources. Coming this summer […]

book review: First Daughter White House Rules

May 20, 2008


FIrst daughter:  White house rules author:  Miltali Perkins Dutton Juvenile (January 24, 2008) Main character:  Sameera (“Sparrow”) In this election year, this book is a timely read that may give middle school girls an interesting perspective on life in the White House. Sparrow tells the story of how she decides to live out her role […]


May 20, 2008


Many people tell me they like to read about various grants that I find, so here are two very recent ones that I’ve heard about via my IYI Newsletter (Indiana Youth Initiative).   I’m only familiar with them through their website so I’m not sure what additional services I can find there, but I do know […]

Summer Institutes: Contemporary African Diasporic Literatures

May 18, 2008

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Summer Institute for K-12 Immigrant Dreams & Contemporary African Diasporic Literatures June 23 – 27, 2008 9am – 4:30pm daily University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus Dr. Njeri Githire, Department of African American and African Studies, University of Minnesota This week-long institute is designed to explore themes of immigration, race, gender and culture as represented […]

THE LONGEST WALK: Passing through Indy

May 16, 2008

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The Longest Walk will soon be in Indianapolis. This is an incredibly powerful movement and is being celebrated by Native Americans across the country. While the walk commemorates political activism, it is more about spirituality and protecting the environment. The walkers will arrive in Indiana on May 19 and will walk across the State during […]