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Black female CarTooniST: THE FIRST 1

July 31, 2008


photo source: I sometimes wonder how far we’ve come in race relations when we still have the mark The Firsts.  The First to graduate from, the first to participate in, the first to run for…  BUT when iI look at the people who have persevered enough to achieve these Firsts, I realize that without […]

Blog of Note: A Wrung Sponge

July 31, 2008

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For a relaxing change of pace, A Wrung Sponge can be an interesting read.  The most current entry is a request for suggestions for author visits while other entries include book reviews, library aids, knitting, gardening and gluten free cookie.  What i really, really like about the site are the links to oustanding children’s resource […]

I know, I know nothing is free

July 25, 2008

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I need to get 10 college credits (graduate credits) as cheaply as possible, preferably free so that I can increase my base salary this year.  So, I did a little ‘net search and here is some of what I’ve found. Seniors to Sophomores is a rather new program offered by the state of OH which […]


July 23, 2008

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Need funding?  Why not apply for a grant!  Before you apply, know that as the economy weakens, grant competition becomes stronger.  Give yourself plenty of time you prepare a well research application that clearly states your needs and that gives the grant provider exactly what they’re asking for. Education Week maintains a nice list of […]

Do you chat?

July 23, 2008

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Have you signed up yet to join the Brown Book Shelf’s Summer Chat series on MySpace?  The next chat is 23 July.  What are you waiting for?!

Jiggety Jig!

July 22, 2008

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Home again, home again! Last Thursday and Friday I made it through 5 countries and one typhoon and I’m now back in the US!!  I headed straight for the closest branch of the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library and checked out and impressive stack of books I can begin to review here on the blog.  […]

Like Drama High?

July 8, 2008

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While you’re waiting for the next Drama High to come out, you might try the ATL Girlz.


July 8, 2008


Originally on LM_Net Listserv: Lois Lenski, the 1946 Newbery medalist for Strawberry Girl, had a life-long concern that all children have access to good books. In pursuit of this goal, she established a foundation to provide grants to public and school libraries serving disadvantaged populations. The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation annually awards grants to rural […]

Notable books for a Global Society

July 6, 2008

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Congratulations, Mitali Perkins and the 24 other authors for being part of the International Reading Association‘s list of 25 Notable Books for a Global Society!