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February 28, 2010


It’s getting  late! I wasn’t going to do this today, but I keep up with what I start! I’ve been in the books today. I just finished Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson. The book had a nice multicultural supporting cast as well as action packed suspense. I wondered over to an online books […]

book review: He forgot to say goodbye

February 24, 2010


book review:  He forgot to say goodbye author: Benjamin Alire Saenz date: 2008, Simon and Schuster main characters: Ramiro Lopez and Jake Upthegrove If I just said this is a superbly wonderful book would you rush out and buy it? He forgot will remain one of my all time favorites. This review, probably not so […]


February 21, 2010


Good morning! Our snow is turning to rain and possibly, quite possibly winter will begin turning to spring.  Spring testing. Spring breaks. Spring fever. Spring is quite a time for educators! Please don’t forget that Sin’s of the Mother premieres tonight on Lifetime at 8pm/est and 5pm/pst I’m trying to spend less time online as […]

Yes we are the world!

February 18, 2010


I think one of the things I’m enjoying most about blogging here is finding organizations that work to improve literacy for women and children. I enjoy reading about the programs they create to support teachers, librarians and others who work to improve libraries and classrooms all over the globe. Today, it was an email containing […]

It’s Here!!!

February 16, 2010

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GRANT: Create Healthy Communities

February 16, 2010


Libraries aren’t just about books!! We provide all kinds of information to the communities we serve. And sometimes, we get a little help! More money for less weight!  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is offering Communities Creating Healthy Environments grants aimed at reducing childhood obesity by increasing access to healthy foods and safe places to play in communities […]

Snow and dragons and such

February 15, 2010

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Happy President’s Day! Wow! We actually could have had a snow day! I’ve been reading China : land of dragons and emperors by Adeline Yen Mah and it’s an excellent read during Chinese New Year! Learn about the red envelopes, good luck foods and why firecrackers. This was quite timely: “Although few Chinese now believe […]

review: Leaving Gee’s Bend

February 14, 2010


book review: Leaving Gee’s Bend author: Irene Latham date: Jan, 2010; Putnam Juvenile The weakness of this book begins with the title and continues through the last page. Is the focus of the book supposed to be on Ludelphia leaving Gee’s Bend as the title implies? I never could figure out what the focal event […]


February 14, 2010


Rest in peace, Ms. Lucille Clifton and may perpetual light shine upon her.  Ms. Clifton asked “Won’t you celebrate with me?” in you celebration today,  include Frederick Douglass born this day in 1817. and author of The narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass. Ari at Reading in Color is celebrating the Amazon Encore release of […]