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Male Monday: Vivek Shraya

January 31, 2011


Congratulations to Tara and Evelyn, winners of copies of Jazz in Love by Neesha Meminger!! I’m going to combine Male Monday and UndercoverMonday today by featuring the work of a young man of Indian descent who currently lives in Canada. I recently became aware of  Vivek Shraya when I posted the 2010 Rainbow Project book […]


January 30, 2011


We’re getting snow storms here once or twice a week.  A few began with predictions of as much as 8″ of snow but dwindling in reality to a 2-4″ fall, accumulating over a 24 hour period. We’re ignoring the forecasters and just waiting to see what will really fall.  Now, “The monster” is predicted for […]


January 25, 2011

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Hey!! I bet you thought I was going to mention that all this books are coming out today? The Meltdown (Drama High Series) by L. Divine; Dafina, 25 January Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves; Simon Pulse; 25 Jan.   excerpt Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith; Candlewick, 25 January Or that this is is the last week […]

SundayEveningReading SPECIAL EDITION!!

January 23, 2011


The votes are in! 61  participants decided what will be the first book in the African American Read-In sponsored by Miss Attitude/Ari, Doret and myself! Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves will be the book we’ll be reading and discussing!!  Doret and Ari have read and thoroughly enjoyed Bleeding Violet and I’ll be downloading to my […]


January 23, 2011


Good morning! This is the last week to register for a chance to win one of two copies of Jazz in Love by Neesha Meminger! I have a short post here today because my neck is killing me. I”ve been working on a middle school book order at work this past week, consequently spending way […]

Essentials: Asian American

January 18, 2011


I’m sorry it’s take me so long to conclude these core lists for teens of color. I’ve proposed my lists for Latino/as and Middle Eastern and Native Americans. Today, I’d like you to consider my Asian Pacific Islander American list.  This was not an easy one! I’ve consulted several sources in compiling this list, including  Dr. […]

2011 National African American Read-In

January 17, 2011


The Twenty-Second National African American Read-In Sponsored by the Black Caucus of NCTE and NCTE In February 2011, you may hold an African American Read-In event any day of the month   Tuesday, February 1-Monday, February 28, 2011   Over the years, I’ve sponsored several African American Read-Ins in my school media center but I never, ever […]

15 January 2011: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

January 17, 2011

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“It’s important to leave the security of who we are, and go to the place of who we are becoming. I encourage you to let yourself out of any prison you might find yourself in. Because we have to do something now. We have to change now.” – Environmental advocate John Francis  who went 17 years […]


January 16, 2011


I’ve been putting together several ideas and resources, collecting everything but time to pull it together and post it. I’m a final round Cybils judge for MG and YA fiction and have been having a fantastic time reading some truly wonderful books! I love being pushed to read books I typically would leave on the […]