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Must See TV

July 19, 2011

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I’m so glad I caught the following announcement on @ PaperTigers in time to view the broadcast this evening on my local PBS station! An Inspired Elementary School Teacher Launches a Revolution in Reading For Colombia’s Rural Children in POV’s “Biblioburro: The Donkey Library”, Premiering Tuesday, July 19, 2011, on PBS Donated Books, Two Donkeys […]

Dividing and Conquering

July 18, 2011

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I’ve been thinking about books and literacy for a while now, thinking I better master a new tech tool before returning to the same ol’ job and finding effective ways to implement and teach … new literacies. I have developed and action plan quite yet, but Librarian by Day has got me thinking. You don’t […]


July 14, 2011


My summer taste buds are craving peach cobbler, a real tomato, corn on the cob and ice tea drowning with lemon. Intellectually, I need a good summer romance story. No doubt, some are written better than others. I’m not talking high literature, just a good story. I thought I found a good romance book last […]

book review: Urban Teens in the Library

July 11, 2011


book review: Urban Teens in the Library edited by Denies E. Agosto and Sandra Hughes-Hassell American Library Association, 2010 I really wanted to like this book. I expected it to refresh, renew and maybe even validate my work with urban teens. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Let’s start with the $60 price tag for a 186 […]


July 11, 2011


Male Monday started with Ari @ Reading in Color My package from Lee and Low arrived this weekend and one of the books in it was Wolf Mark by Joseph Bruchac. I also picked up his MG book The Warriors  during my recent visit to Half Priced Books. So, just who is Joseph Bruchac? He’s […]

There’s a Giveaway here!!

July 6, 2011


The summer has passed its midpoint and I’m still job hunting. I think I’m more frustrated by not knowing what I want to do than by not having an offer in hand. I’m remaining optimistic, though because things always work out. I’m really optimistic and excited about a box on the way to my front […]


July 3, 2011


I went to a family bar-b-que yesterday and saw a few interesting things while driving across town. I was stunned to see a brothas on horseback, ghetto cowboys on the east side of Indy!  Corn was knee high just as it should be by the fourth of July! There were children, so many, many children and […]

It’s July Again!

July 1, 2011

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Shortly after I posted my July list, I saw Doret’s July list and Diversity in YA’s July list and realized I just couldn’t let my erroneous list continue. Several titles were set to be released in August back when I added them to my list. The following is my corrected, updated and amended list. I […]