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11th Annual International Latino Book Awards

May 30, 2009

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The 2009 awards were presented during BookExpo America on May 28, at the Javits Center in New York City. These awards honor literary excellence in a variety of categories. Latino Literacy Now is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes literacy and literary excellence within the Latino community. Best Young Adult Fiction – English Dark […]


May 30, 2009


Few people I have met online work harder to support literacy than my friend Susan. One  look at her website, ColorOnline, will begin to show you the effort she puts forth. She connects with people all over the web to network, learn about new books and locate resources for girls in her community library. Susan […]

Children’s Books

May 28, 2009

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I had to stop at a bookseller’s today to pick up a gift for a friend. She’s expecting her second child and to me, the best gift is a book for the newborn as well as one for big sis! I was so excited to go looking for picture books, something I rarely enjoy anymore. […]

Teaching the Times

May 26, 2009

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A few days ago when posting Twitter Finds, I linked to an article about the Puerto Rican woman who could be the next Supreme Court nominee.  Well, that she is!  Today, Pres. Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to become a Supreme Court justice. The article is still available for free, but it will be necessary to […]


May 25, 2009

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Not just any Monday, but the fourth Monday in May. Memorial Day. Afrobella has a great tribute to African Americans who served in the war. It can be so easy to forget the fights within the fight that people of color faced during every war beginning with the French and Indian. People of color were […]


May 23, 2009

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This is how i whittle away hours upon hours. Where are your online toys?

Crazy MasheduP

May 23, 2009

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One of the sites I follow on iGoogle continues to be the Daily Mashup.  Every once in a while, I spend way too much tim sifter through his finds are here are some of the gems I found this morning while getting some much needed household repairs done. Free fonts Can a girl ever have […]

review: What the World Eats (Crazy Summer Reading Review)

May 21, 2009

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book review:  What the world eats author: Faith D’Aluisio illustrator: Peter Menzel Tricycle Press, 2008 On this early winter morning in the Himalayan village of Shingkhey, a pot full of red rice simmers atop the low earthen stove in Nalim’s kitchen. Nalim’s grown-up daughter Sangay, a pleasant-faced woman with a ready smile, pushes another stick […]

UnderCover Monday

May 18, 2009

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Mr. Pip author: Lloyd Jones opening line: “Eveyone called him Pop Eye.” Thank goodness, I read Great Expectations a few months before reading Mr. Pip. I found this wonderful, wonderful book at a Relay Store in Taiwan. The story is set somewhere in the Pacific and is most appropriate for Asian Pacific Heritage Month. The […]