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Oh, the Drama! The next one is here!

August 31, 2008

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As exciting, stimulating and informative as I try to be, the Drama High posts remain the most popular writings on this little blog.  Hats off to Ms. L. Divine for writing such good stuff for teens!  And the next book in the series is out now! Advertisements

Library Diversity Initiative

August 31, 2008

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The State Library recently announced receipt of a $1 million grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services for recruiting and educating 30 ethnically/racially diverse students for Indiana’s Librarians Leading in Diversity project. Potential candidates must apply to the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (IU SLIS) by September 15, 2008. The […]

GRANT: Remember Western Union??!!

August 25, 2008

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Telegraph your services: The Western Union Foundation supports nonprofits providing economic development, community development and human services to immigrants. Grant range: not stated. Deadline: October 1, 2008. More info:

A rant on VOYA

August 23, 2008

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Have you ever wondered why there have been no challenges to the urban fiction (street lit/hip hop fit) that often appears in school media centers and young adult corners of public libraries? I have. And I also wonder how an educated person would suggest that we not provide alternative reads to street fiction which glamorizes […]

Library Writing Contest

August 21, 2008

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This was on Beyond the Job blog a while ago: For Further Info Contact Debbie Glade Smart Poodle Publishing PO Box 817468 Hollyood, FL 33081 954-328-7465 Announcing the Smart Poodle Publishing “What I Wish Everyone Knew About Librarians” Writing Contest Smart Poodle Publishing knows that librarians can make a world of difference […]


August 20, 2008

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I entered my blog on Wordle and this is what I made!

book review: My life as a rhombus

August 19, 2008


My life as a rhombus                                               by: Varian Johnson Main character:  Rhonda Lee I was a bit skeptical about this one.  Not only would this book would have math as a central theme, but it is a book written by a male with a teenage female as the main character.  The book itself indicates the problem […]

Bad Boy

August 19, 2008

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And as promised, today it was Walter Dean Myers.

Richard Wright, Native Son

August 18, 2008

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This morning, NPR featured a story on Richard Wright and his impact on Black readers of his time.  They featured an interview with his daughter discussing her introduction to her father’s work.  Their website has the piece as well as a segment of the documentary Black Boy and and excerpt from the forthcoming novel by […]