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September 26, 2010


Actually, today it’s more like SundayMorningCleaning. I’ve been cleaning up and re-arranging my blog. An online presence needs to be tended to from time to time: update tools, eliminated unused features and broken links, bring in new colors to add  highlights and adapting new memes and ideas from other bloggers. The trick is to do […]

Here’s to the Madmen

September 20, 2010


Last week was one of the few weeks I rushed home for a white guy. I couldn’t wait to find out more about Karl Shoemaker, not because he was trying to be normal but because he’s such a sincere, funny and interesting guy. He lived up in Lightsburg, Ohio near my hometown of Toledo and […]


September 19, 2010


I think the most interesting thing I have to share with you today is the upcoming Read-A-Thon. I’ll be participating again this year and donating a prize or three. I see this as an excellent opportunity to share POC with the whiter wider world, so I hope some of you will be joining in on the […]


September 17, 2010


Too, too often I mention the lack of books for children of color in a particular genre. Well, I’ve realized another. I was setting biographies on display today and as I picked up more and more books on males of color, I realized how few I have, how few there are on women of color. […]

A Computer Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

September 15, 2010

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One thing I’ve learned is that it’s very easy to criticize the decisions of policy makes. What’s not so easy is to have a larger vision that takes in the needs of a wide range of people. Just as an example, it was easy for me to criticize decisions to not support Google products by […]


September 13, 2010


MailMondayMeme originated with Ari@ Reading in Color I ran across Ernest Hill a few years ago during one of my random Internet searches for POC books. I added Cry Me A River to my school media center collection and when a teacher told me that one of her students related to the book so well […]


September 12, 2010


Just about every blog I read will eventually take the time for a public session on introspection and now, I guess it’s my turn. This comes after just a few more slights that make me wonder why I keep doing this. I began this blog on 4 June 2006, have had over 50,000 hits and […]


September 11, 2010


Yes, my friends, I’ve been reading!! I’ve got three reviews for you and I’m keeping them short! A Girl Named Mister by Nikki Grimes Zondervan Press, 2010 main character: Mary Rudine (“Mister”) Mister falls for her boyfriend so fast and so hard that she ends up pregnant. Her deep faith did nothing to protect her […]

“Librarians In American will not stand by and let ignorance rule.”

September 9, 2010

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The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forcesfully receive the Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. MRFF recognizes that military life requires individual adherence to shared patriotic principles. […]