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Hey Bloggers: A Scholarship 4 u!

October 29, 2008

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Is Your Blog Worthy of a $10,000 Scholarship? Do you maintain a weblog and attend college? Would you like $10,000 to help pay for books, tuition, or other living costs? If so, read on. We’re giving away $10,000 this year to a college student who blogs. The Blogging Scholarship is awarded annually. Advertisements


October 27, 2008


As with most Monday mornings, this one was quite hectic!  From trying to finish last weeks items, to checking emails and delivering equipment to teachers, I rushed from one activity to another without really concentrating on any one in particular.  Then, this co-worker comes in. One of those old heads who moves with deliberate slowness […]

book review: Fat Hoochie Prom Queen

October 26, 2008


Fat hoochie prom queen by: Nico Medina Simon Pulse, 2008 main character:  Margarita Anonia Diaz (“Madge”) I love that title! I could not wait to read the book!  Unfortunately, I was more than a little disappointed  throughout most of the book.  The gratuitous abuse of drugs and alcohol by the teen characters was overwhelming.  Lucking, […]

book review: Chanda’s War

October 26, 2008


Chanda’s war author:  Allan Stratton 2008 Harper Collins Children main character:  Chanda With a bangled brown hand thrust assuredly upon her hip, the cover gently tugs us into Chanda’s War. We revisit chararcters introduced in Stratton’s previous novel, Chanda’s Secret in this book that can be understood withou having read the previous work. Stratton’s time […]

book review: Chess Rumble

October 13, 2008

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Chess Rumble by Jesse Joshua Watson; illustrated by G. Neri Lee and Low Books 2007 main character:  Marcus Chess Rumble is a guy book. It’s written and illustrated by guys for guys with well chosen words and powerful graphics. Written in free verse style, the book uses few words and appeals to reluctant readers.  The […]

An Author to watch: Sherri Smith

October 2, 2008


A few years ago when I first entered the world of young adult literature, I found Lucy the Giant by Sherri Smith.  I loved the book, was intrigued by this young girl’s adventurous life in Alaska and was really surprised to know the book was written by an African American.  Yeah, sometimes even I will […]