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Sunday Morning Reads

August 30, 2009

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Good Morning! What a beautiful, cool morning! It seems more like fall with three weeks of school already under our belt and football games under way.  This cool weather is time to get a read on. Last night, I made good progress reading Closing the global acheivement gap. While it is interesting reading what can […]

Architecture Scholarship

August 27, 2009


In case you know any interested Students Syracuse University has 10 Full Rides for African American Men and Women Interested in Studying Architecture. Mark Robbins, Dean of Syracuse University’s School of Architecture is desperately seeking young men and women of color interested in pursuing a five year professional degree in Architecture. He says he’s deeply […]

Why can’t we…

August 26, 2009


If you haven’t been follow Amy Bowllan’s SLJ series on Writers and Racism, you really should.  It had been quite interesting to read how so many people have experience racism, yet still kept on doing what they needed/wanted to do. Today, it was almost painful to read how Ari (our favorite teenage blogger at Reading […]


August 24, 2009


Today, we’re taking a peek at Countdown by Ben Mikaelson. First sentence: Bitter wind from Crazy Peak tugged at the sagebrush as fourteen-year old Elliot Schroeder coarxed his big buckskin horse back toward the ranch. and a little peek further under: “I’m fourteen years old,” Elliot replied. “I’m the first Junior Astrounaut in space. How […]

As close to Free as it gets!!! A Chance to be Librarian!

August 23, 2009

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INDIANA’S (SPRING 2010) LIBRARIANS LEADING IN DIVERSITY (I-LLID) MLS FELLOWSHIP The Indiana State Library (ISL) and Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (IU SLIS) are NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the third cohort of Master of Library Science (MLS) Diversity Fellows. The application period is June 15 – August 28, 2009. LLID presents an […]

Sunday Morning Reads

August 23, 2009


One little article has been burning up my email account this week. After reading about a bus driver who was placed on leave for refusing to drive his bus because of an advertising sign, my son sent out an email asking “anybody see issues with this”? K asked “why are they advertising faith”? R responded […]

book review: 14 Cows for America

August 18, 2009


title: 14 Cows for America author: Carmen Agra Deedy illustrator: Thomas Gonzales 14 Cows for America is a picture book that tells a very unique true story of 11 September. This is the story of Kimeli’s journey home after the tragedy in New York. Kimeli is studying in America on a scholarship and travels home […]

Sunday Morning Reads

August 16, 2009


Once again, I came online convinced that I will only read my email, then get on with my day. Well, that was two hours ago and here I am writing an unplanned blog post. I’ve just got to share some of what I’ve been reading this morning! An email led me to learn more about […]

5 down, 185 more to go!

August 14, 2009


School began this week. These years have been tough, working in such a low performing school with more and more getting thrown at me, impeding my ability to do what should be done in the media center to increase student success. Yet again, I return with a sense of dedication, perhaps even excitement about the […]