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SKILLS Act re-introduced

October 31, 2009

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The Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries Act, or the SKILLs Act, was re-introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week with support from both sides of the aisle.  This legislation is intended to ensure that all students will have the support and resources they need for a quality education by establishing a […]

book review: Remember: The journey to school integration

October 29, 2009

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Title: Remember: The Journey to School Inegration   Author: Toni Morrison Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004 non-fiction This nonfiction book contains many sepia toned images of Blacks and Whites, children and adults. The most certain fact is contained in the image of the New York Times front page dated 17 May 1954, the date the US Supreme […]

from Greg to Jesse to me to You

October 26, 2009

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This is just the coolest thing I’ve seen all day.  

Sunday Morning Reads

October 25, 2009

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O, this will be short!  I did my reading yesterday! I’d love to go to the movies today. What happened to all the good movies? I had hoped it to Precious while it was here at the Heartland film festival, but it sold out so quickly! Regular readers here were introduced to A Wish After […]

The Book Closes

October 25, 2009

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The closing meme for this year’s Read-A-Thon 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I guess around midnight I knew I wasn’t going to make it until 8am. I kept setting small goals and lasted until 2:45 2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for […]

Music between the Covers

October 24, 2009

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I finished Orange Mint and Honey three books ago, but our girl Shay was such a Nina Simone fan that I’m still listening!

Challenge #4

October 24, 2009

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The challenge: use the titles of 3-4 books to create a sentence. “The ties that binds a quilt of dreams fade to blue.”

ReadAThon update

October 24, 2009

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Good Morning! I did a quick workout at Curves to prepare for a day of reading and then snuggled in with Orange Mint and Honey by Carlene Brice. This read a thon is giving me a rare opportunity to talk about a few works of adult lit! Suggestions to get us through this challenge included […]

Reading Break

October 23, 2009

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I’ve just signed up for Dewey’s 24 Hr Read-a-Thon. Yes, it’s last minute, but I’m all in! Check on me or any participating blog to find everyone’s progress. Here’s my list of intended books, though not necessarily in this order and more or less! Shine Coconut Moon Lady J Lust Caution What Great Teachers do […]