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Crazy Colored Summer Reads

April 29, 2009




April 28, 2009

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What a beautiful way to wind down poetry month. Follow this: I was ready Tanita Davis’ moving description of Marilyn Nelson’s work which was inspired by Miss Rumphius’ birthday post and interview of said same poet/author. She, like Karen Hesse is one who knows how to do the poetic story quite well. Follow the trail […]

A few new Grants for ya

April 27, 2009


1. Robert Wood Foundation Grant A national grant opportunity encourages foundations to collaborate and work with community partners to reduce violence. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is offering Local Funding artnership grants to collaborations of local funders and grant makers.  RWJ will award matching grants to partnering foundations to reduce violence including domestic violence, child […]

Book Requests

April 25, 2009


Two recent books request.  The first appeared in a response to one of my postings from Finola Prescott: I have a question: I am from St. Lucia and am always frustrated at the complete lack of GOOD books fin shops & libraries or kids to read – there’s a volunteer library in Gros Islet, called […]

In General

April 24, 2009


I’ve got a long post coming. I have a Crazy Colored Summer List to create and such wonderful suggestions to choose from!  I have lots of stuff I’ve been reading on Twitter and more I’ll read when I catch up on my Google Reader. I FINALLY got a new shipment of books and came home […]

Color Up for Summer

April 19, 2009


The lists continue to come out and they continue to ignore our children of color. But, that’s alright. We can build a list for our children! I’d like to create a summer reading that focuses on works for teens of color, that’s right: books written for African, Native, Latino and Asian American teens.  Fiction and […]

book review: Aleutian Sparrow

April 19, 2009


book review: Aleutian Sparrow author: Karen Hesse publisher: Simon and Schuster, 2003 main character: Vera Karen Hesse is the queen of the free verse novel. When interviewed after the publication of the Newbery Award Winning Out of the Dust, Hesse said she wrote in free verse because the writing style best matched the sparseness of […]

She Rants Eloquent!

April 16, 2009


Are you really committed to diversity?  Check out my friend, Doret, at theHappyNappyBookseller and listen to what she has to say.  She speaks from her heart here! If you read her blog, you know she’s committed to the literacy of  ALL children and these statements are not casually made.

Summer Internships for High School Students

April 15, 2009


From my librarian listserv: I. MITESFREE!! MIT announces its MITES Program, (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science), a challenging 6 week summer program that prepares promising rising seniors for careers in engineering and science. If you are selected, all educational, housing, meals and activity costs are covered. You must, however, pay for your own transportation […]