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Color Up for Summer

April 19, 2009

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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

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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 […]