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MaleMonday: Truth or Dare

November 29, 2010


In all the searching for books boys will like to read, there is one fact that is often over looked: Boys prefer non-fiction. Sure, boys will read fiction. They are fans of books about adventure and monsters and murder and fantasy and yes, vampires. But given the opportunity to make their own selection, most boys […]

Book Review: Miracle’s Boys

November 28, 2010


Miracle’s Boys author: Jacqueline Woodson date: Puffin Books; 2000 main character: Lafayette Miguel Bailey Miracle’s Boys is the story of three brothers seeking to find their own identity while struggling to be family. The boys’ parents are deceased and the oldest, Ty’ree, gives up dreams of college to work and keep the family together. Charles […]


November 28, 2010


Regulars here know that on Mondays, I’ve been using Ari’s Male Monday meme. I think I’m going to alternate that with a meme I used a long time ago, UnderCoverMondays. I simply take a quick look inside a book or two that I may not get a chance to read or review. On Thursdays, I occasionally post […]


November 21, 2010


Typically, after a chance to pull back from work, re-group and rest up I find myself on Sunday morning either stimulated physically or intellectually. Last week, it was physical. I was able to accept this sinus stuff as my new norm and I did fall cleaning with vim and vigor and even fit in a […]

ALA Scholarship

November 20, 2010

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A new scholarship opportunity is available to American Indians and Alaska Natives who want to earn a fully online ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree. The Circle of Learning program is offered through a partnership between the San Jose School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) and the American Indian Library Association […]

Nominate Now for the Zora Neale Hurston Award

November 18, 2010


Nominations being accepted for Zora Neale Hurston Award The Zora Neale Hurston Award from RUSA/CODES honors people who have demonstrated leadership in promoting African American literature through projects such as a program, display, collection building efforts, a special readers’ advisory focus, or innovation in service. The winner will receive $1,250 in funds to attend the […]

New YALSA Journal

November 16, 2010


The Young Adult Library Services Association launched the inaugural issue of its open-access, peer-reviewed electronic research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults at The journal will be published quarterly beginning in November 2010, with issues following in February, May and August. The first issue highlights paper presentations from YALSA’s Young Adult Literature […]


November 15, 2010


Male Monday is a meme started by Ari @ Reading in Color and continued here with her permission. This evening, I came home to find bright yellow mums that had recently bloomed on the side of my home. I didn’t think the blossoms were going to open before Jack Frost frolicked in them, so this […]

Indy: Mark your Calendar!!

November 14, 2010

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Indianapolis Youth Literature Conference Saturday, January 29th, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Indianapolis Marion County Public Library – Central Branch It is time once again for the Indianapolis Youth Literature Conference for librarians, school media specialists and other adults who are interested in children’s and young adult literature. Scheduled speakers include Coretta Scott King […]