Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2009«

Authors’ BookTrailers

February 23, 2009


Authors are beginning to realize the power of BookTrailers to sell their books.  I think some publishers create the trailers to promote the books while many authors create their own.  Book trailers, just like movie trailers introduce viewers to the new story being told.   I’ve even seen many that librarians create to promote books.  […]

Summer Opportunity: High School Males

February 22, 2009

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Morehouse Summer Program @ Morehouse College in Atlanta , GA – will be offering a Summer Institute (Project Identity) for African-American males entering the 10th and 11th grades. Three weeks at Morehouse – June 7 – 28 Creative Writing – SAT Prep – Debate – Pre-Calculus – Leadership development – Enrichment activities – $1,400 fee […]

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

February 20, 2009

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I tend to use movies and literature for entertainment and this shows through in my tendancy to review works of fiction. As wonderful as the many books are that I read and the books that I watch, I manage to forget (ignore?) how horrible the real world can be.  Then a find a movie like […]

book review: If I was Your Girl

February 18, 2009


book review:  If I was your girl        author: Ni Ni Simone Publisher: Kensington, 2008 main character: Toi McKnight Toi McKnight is a 17 year old high school student who has a twin sister, an infant son, a job at iHop, a whack baby daddy, a live in cousin who would make anyone crack up with […]

Don’t read this! Read the BrownBookShelf!!

February 10, 2009

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What are you doing reading this??  It’s February and you should be reading the BrownBookShelf every single day this month so that you can learn about 28 new and exciting African American childrens and young adult authors!

Indiana Youth Literacy Conference

February 2, 2009


Spent the weekend at the first annual IN Youth Literacy Conference. Attended informative presentations on planning a book club for boys and how to prepare an author visit.  And!!  Meeting authors! Thanks, Jackie for sending me the photos, I didn’t even remember my phone!! with Nikki Grimes, most recent book: Barack Obama: Son of Promise, […]