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Author Interview: Greg Neri

July 31, 2010


Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty author: Greg Neri publisher: Lee and Low; 2010 main character: Robert “Yummy” Sandifer It doesn’t take long to read Yummy but it’s impossible to call it an easy read. Yummy is the true story of Robert “Yummy” Sandifer. In 1994, Sanidifer was shooting at  members of a […]

Gear up for A Learning Filled Years

July 30, 2010


Lillian Childress Hall

July 28, 2010


I returned from a family reunion recently to find an email celebrating the recent anniversary of the graduation of Lillian Childress Hall. Ms. Hall was the first Black librarian in Indiana. Face it, we’re still in a space where we need to honor and celebrate our firsts. We have to call to mind all the […]

iPhone + Road trips = Library Visit

July 23, 2010


I finally got an iPhone and my daughter warned me to prepare a 3-5 hour block to play with it. I have spent way too much time playing Whirly Word and Unblock Me. I forgot about the cool Map app while in NYC until Zetta reminded me it would be a great way to find […]

Raising Test Scores

July 22, 2010


Can we use this for testing is schools?

Getting Technical

July 22, 2010


I’m not a geek. I only know enough technology to do what I need to do.  I pick up a lot of ideas, concepts and short cuts and don’t always get the time to make the terms become part of my technology. It drives tech people crazy when I’m not clear and specific! It drives […]

Judith Krug Fund will provide $2,500 and $1,000 awards to Read-Outs

July 21, 2010


Freedom to Read Foundation announces competition for two Banned Books Week grants CHICAGO – The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), through its Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, will provide two grants—one for $2,500 and one for $1,000—to two organizations to support “Read-Outs” celebratingBanned Books Week 2010.  Applications for the grants will be accepted through Aug. 27, and the […]

Why Do We Do It?

July 20, 2010


Back when I was preparing my interview with Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (Gbemi), toward the end of our exchange she mentioned that she was having a hard time writing. I thought a nice closing to the interview would be to ask her why she writes. It was a quick question and I thought I’d get a quick […]

book review: Borderline

July 18, 2010


book review: Borderline author: Allan Stratton publisher: Harper Collins; 2010 main character: Mohammed Sami Sabiri (Sammy) Andy and Marty have been friends with Sammy every since they were little boys. Sammy’s dad isn’t real fond of Andy and Marty, of the nicknames they give his son or the sense of humor they have. He tries […]