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Essentials Working List: Latino/a and Caribbean

December 30, 2010


The most difficult challenge of creating a list of Latino literature is the danger of creating a single voice, of failing to dispel the belief that all Latinos are Mexican and that all Latinos, simply because they share a language, also share a culture. English is not the same in Australia and Canada and Spanish is not […]

Getting Essentials: Native and Middle Eastern

December 29, 2010


I’m getting great suggestions for books to add to a core list of POC titles for teens. It’s hard for me to imagine a school library that would have a hard time adding books with characters of color, but I’m sure they exist. 21st century librarians realize the need to open up their students to […]

Library Essentials

December 28, 2010


If someone asked you what POC books belong in core collection for teens, what titles would you give them? You want to give them titles that in include Native, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and African American and you’ll need to include fiction, nonfiction and poetry. But they need to be essentials. What would […]

School Library Grant

December 27, 2010

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The NEGRO LEAGUES COMMITTEE (NLC) of the SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN BASEBALL RESEARCH (SABR) is pleased to announce their 2010 – 2011 grant opportunity for school libraries. SABR is a global team of almost 7000 individuals and nearly 30 research committees. Originating in 1971, the NLC is SABR’s only committee dedicated exclusively to the history of […]

MaleMonday: Walter Mosley

December 27, 2010


Male Monday is a meme that began with Ari @ Reading in Color     Take a listen to Walter Mosley over at the Big Think talking about what makes great literature, what makes something classic. It’s not about the maleness or Blackness but it is about telling a good story that can transcend boundaries […]


December 26, 2010


I hope your Sunday is as peacefully and fulfilling as mine is feeling right now. I’m almost caught up on reading blog feeds and I’m really enjoying reading the lists of what people have read, what they’re looking forward to reading and how everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Authors are being inspired with new stories, librarians […]

book review: Spies of Mississippi

December 23, 2010


Spies of Mississippi: The true story of the spy network that tried to destroy the Civil Rights Movement Author: Rick Bowers Date: National Geographic Society; 2010 I wonder how long it took Bowers to research and write this slim volume. His bibliography lists an extensive list of reports, articles and books that were consulted to […]

The Best One of the Year

December 22, 2010


I’ve got a post brewing about race and fear and monsters but with all the lights and glimmer, it just doesn’t seem appropriate right now.  It’s almost Christmas, after all and I’m glowing nostalgic! There was one thing I loved to do when my children were young and it made for very special holiday memories […]

UnderCover Monday

December 20, 2010


First, I have to announce that the winner of last Mondays give-a-way is Paul! Congrats, Paul and welcome to CrazyQuilts. I hope to be seeing more of you here! This year, I participated in the HolidayBook Swap organized by Ari and was lucky enough to be gifted by Amy at MyFriendAmy. I’m going to share […]