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October 31, 2010


This is going to be an odd little post. It’s already 7:30pm and I really should just skip this all together except that I didn’t post last Sunday. I did finally join NetGalley and I’m in the midst of reading A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. I had hoped I could download […]

Getting More Press

October 25, 2010


Bamboo People and Finding Family are definitely two of the best books I’ve read in a while. It took me a while to review Bamboo People, but I figure that’s OK. I’m keeping it alive on the ‘net! Finding Family is a much newer book. I was just searching to find other reviews for the […]

book review: Bamboo People

October 25, 2010


title: Bamboo People author: Mitali Perkins publisher: Charlesbridge, 2010 main characters: Chiko and Tu Reh The hinges of the front door creak, and a rusty voice calls out, “Wei-Lin! I heard that boy of yours shouting from my kitchen. And I saw him reading a book. Outside.” It’s only Daw Widow. Mother lets go of […]

Bamboo People: Background

October 18, 2010


I was recently speaking with an ENL teacher who referred to one of her classes as a ‘refugee class’. I thought that was, well interesting, so I questioned her further to find out exactly what that meant. It seems it meant she has a class of Burmese students who are refugees and who speak very […]


October 17, 2010


It’s noon and I’ve been online too long already! I have a couple of issues with my neck that lead to awful pain if I’m online too long. Sometimes, a good set of exercises can work it out. If I’ve progressed into a headache, ice does the trick and as a last resort, there are […]


October 16, 2010


“The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?” ~Pablo Casals I think I’m going to make CrossingBorders a (fairly) regular feature here on Crazy Quilts. When you think about promoting literacy for teens of color, there are many, many ways we can consider crossing borders! Like […]

ALSC, YALSA launch new youth literacy program with grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

October 14, 2010


The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded $210,000 to two divisions of the American Library Association. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Services Association (YALSA) will receive funding to support Everyone Reads @ the Library, a new youth literacy program. “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is committed to helping improve […]

They Finally Said “GO”

October 12, 2010

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I had eight boxes of books arrive in my media center yesterday!! I began the work to finish processing them today and grabbed one book to read: We had sneakers, they had guns: the kids who fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi. In a fashion completely atypical in my reading process, I decided to do […]


October 11, 2010


MaleMonday is a meme that began with Ari @ Reading in Color   Do you identify that certain something in a story’s voice that makes it male or female? Can females really create a male voice? Should they? Why do you think they do? a few writers who have written in the voice of YA […]