SundayMorningReads

Posted on 14 November 2010 Sunday


On this cool, crisp Sunday morning where I’m anticipating the Colts game later today and looking for a quick deep freeze to get rid of these allergy symptoms I’m going to lull you and rock you!

First,  a few fun things around the blogosphere you don’t want to miss:

  • You really don’t want to miss the Reading in Color holiday book exchange! Last date to sign up is 20 November and books must be mailed by 11 Dec.5.
  • I’ve begun listing 2011 PoC titles. Already there is much to look forward to!
  • The Laura Bush Foundation Grant for Libraries is accepting applications until 31 December. Up to $6000 can be requested by school libraries to pay for magazine subscriptions or library books. Preference will be given to schools with greater than 90% of students receiving free or reduced lunch.
  • NiNi Simone has my girls catching up with the boys in number of books read. I was glad to find this interview with her thanks to the Feminist Texan.
  • Thanks to ImageNations for sharing the announcement of the Golden Baobab Award. This is the only award given annually to inspire the creation of quality African literature to be enjoyed by youth around the world. From ImageNation:
This year, Kubuitsile’s Mechanic’s Son won her the Golden Baobab Prize for the best story written for ages 12-15 years.  Moyo’s Diki, the Little Earthworm was named the Golden Baobab Prize for the best story written for ages 8-11 years and Farah’s Letters from the Flames, earned him the Golden Baobab Rising Writer Award which is given to young writer 18 years and below who shows exceptional literary promise for his/her age.
The 2010 Golden Baobab Prize shortlist for Category A (stories targeted at readers 8-11 years) features:
  • Dorothy Dyer (South Africa), War Stories
  • Gothataone Moeng (Botswana), The Rainmakers of Botalaote
  • Lauri Kubuitsile (Botswana), Lightning and Thunderers

The 2010 Golden Baobab Prize shortlist for Category B (stories targeted at readers 12-15 years):

  • Jenny Robson (South Africa), Only the Stones Still Cry
  • Patrick Ochieng (Kenya), Neighbours

 

And to ‘rock’ you? Ask Racialicious writes from her intellect rather than emotion in explaining how we bring who/what we are to the books we read. If you don’t read anything else today, you have to read this if you’re serious about your commitment to multiculturalism. (Thanks for making me aware, Laura!)

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