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December 19, 2010


I suppose it’s good not to quite finish everything I wanted to do this year so that I have reason to look forward to the next. For instance, I was told to be sure to read When the Stars Go Blue and I wanted to get it done before creating a ‘best of list’. Unfortunately, […]

2011 CALA Scholarships

December 14, 2010


Founded in 1973, the Chinese American Librarians Association has seven regional chapters. It is affiliated with the American Library Association. In addition to holding annual and regional programs, CALA publishes its own Newsletter, Membership Directory, and the Journal of Library and Information Science in cooperation with the National Taiwan Normal University. The Chinese American Librarians […]

review: Battling Malaria

December 13, 2010

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title: Battling Malaria author: Connie Goldsmith date: September, 2010; Lerner Publishing Group non-fiction   Malaria is a disease many people know about, but few realize how it impacts people of color around the globe. Did you know it is one of the top three killers worldwide? Batting Malaria provides high school students with factual information […]


December 13, 2010


Male Monday is a Reading in Color meme where today, Ari is reviewing First Part Last In the spirit of winter festivities I have a MaleMonday giveaway! Now, if this giveaway is true to form I’ll be giving these books to the first person to ask for them. If by some strange twist in the […]

book review: The Trouble with Half a Moon

December 10, 2010


title: The Trouble with Half a Moon author: Danette Vigilante date: G. P. Putnams’s Sons; January, 2011 main character:  Delilah “Dellie” Dellie and her family live in an apartment building that is pretty much Dellie’s whole world. Spanish language and Puerto Rican food fill the story with the family’s culture. Since her brother was killed […]

Authors Crossing Borders

December 9, 2010

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I can remember, a fairly long time ago when there was quite a controversy over Judy Blume’s children’s books. Blume also wrote several popular adult novels such as Wifey and it was feared that children might stumble upon these books at the library (way over in the adult department!) and heaven forbid, they’d be tainted […]

UnderCoverMonday: Temptress Four

December 6, 2010


Temptress Four by Gaby Triana published in 2008 by Harper Collins Things were about to change. How I knew that, I don’t know but during the closing our of the fair, I felt different. Very different. Maybe it was the heavy June humidity, or the lights and screams from the midway or how the four […]


December 5, 2010


Reading another not so good book reminds me of everything I’m getting tired of in YA fiction. I’m tired of the first person voice that empowers teens and puts them in charge, even in situations where they are floundering. Of course this voice helps take us inside a situation but, sometimes we need to see […]