Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2008«

People of Color in SciFi

June 30, 2008

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An excellent source of essays regarding people of color in science fiction. Includes article on how Stephenie Meyer chose to have POC characters related to the while protagonist in Twilight series links to new sci fi sources review of Panchetantra: The Tall Tales of Vishu Sharma, a YA sci fi graphic novel review of Zahrah […]

Pura Belpre Medal Award

June 26, 2008

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Celebration for  Pura Belpre Medal  current winners will take place this Sunday in Anaheim, CA. source:  La Bloga

12th Native American Entrepreneur Camp

June 26, 2008

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From over at the  Culture Kitchen is news of the 12th Annual Native American Youth Entrepreneur Camp to be held in AZ this July.


June 26, 2008

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Yesterday, I spent more hours than I care to admit to changing from MyYahoo to iGoogle. Why? My school in the states will block MyYahoo and I guess I just wanted to try something different. I took the time to sort all my rss feeds in true librarian style, creating and decorating separate pages for […]

TeeN AdvIsors NeEdeD

June 25, 2008

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YPulse is currently forming a Teen Advisory Board. They want “to form a Ypulse Youth Advisory Board made up of 10 young people between the ages of 13 and 24 from diverse backgrounds and geographic locations. We can’t afford to pay our advisory board members at this time, but we will come up with fun […]

I do declare!

June 21, 2008

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In this timely book, 50 celebrated Americans talk to teens about voting.  Compelling perspectives on voting are presented from Adrian Grenier, Amber Tamblyn, Hayden Panettiere, Alice Walker and others.  Titles include “The First Time I Voted” and “Why the Personal is Political”.  The publisher’s website includes this excerpt.

ALA: Beyond White Privilege

June 21, 2008

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The ALA office for Diversity will examine the impact of white privilege in the library envirionment at the Beyond White Privilege 101 session scheduled during the ALA’s Annual Conference in Anaheim CA.

Bridge the Gap

June 21, 2008

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Have you registered for the third annual REFORMA National Conference to be held in Austin TX this September?  Themed “Bridging the Gap:  Juntos @ the Border” the full conference will contain preconference sessions, author presentations, luncheons and exhibits.  Registration is available online.

Latino Youth Mentoring Grant

June 17, 2008


Latino youth. The federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is offering grants through the Latino Youth Mentoring Program. Funding is available to local school districts working with youth organizations and faith-based youth ministries to provide mentoring services to Latino students. Grant range: $500,000 over three years. Deadline: June 20, 2008.