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The good, the bad and such cuties!!

August 31, 2011

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While composing a recent blog post, I needed to collect reviews on G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy. This was a post that gave me pause.  My unpleasant reaction wasn’t so much that the author didn’t care for the book, but what was written in the review about why it wasn’t liked. In trying to learn how […]

Sunday Morning Reads

August 28, 2011


I’ve been back to school since 8 August. While my blog posts decreased prior to that with my laptop in the questionable hands of the Geek Squad (sorry, it wasn’t a good experience) my posting didn’t pick up when my machine was returned. Getting back into a routine that begins at 5 a.m is exhausting! […]

book review: El Guero

August 28, 2011

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review: El Guero: A true adventure story author: Elizabeth Borton de Trevino illustrator: Leslie W. Bowman date: Silver, Burdett, Ginn; 1989 main character: Porferio Trevino Arreola “El Guero” El Guero  is historical fiction about Elizabeth Borton de Trevino’s father in law, Porferio. Some details are added to the story for continuity. Porferio and his family […]

Call for Proposals: JCLC

August 23, 2011

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The 2nd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) “Gathering at the Waters: Celebrating Stories, Embracing Communities” September 19-23, 2012 Kansas City, Missouri   Call for Proposals Opens on August 1st Proposals needed for panels, workshops, and roundtables. Program proposal deadline: September 15, 2011   For more information, go to:

Book Winner

August 21, 2011

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The somewhat delayed winner of a copy of The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian is…. Karissa Williams   Congratulations!!  Please be sure to email me your mailing address.

book review: Under the Mesquite

August 20, 2011


title: Under the Mesquite author: Guadelupe Garcia McCall date: Sept, 2011, Lee and Low main character: Lupita In this her first book, Guadelupe Garcia McCall writes from memories of her own teen years to create this coming of age story. Lupita, the oldest of eight children has a very close relationship with her mother because […]

In the right Place at the Right time

August 20, 2011


Some of the things I saw today include a woman driving a car with Alaskan plates a woman near me about to pass out and I was there to catch her Bertha Davis, the author of the book Coming of Age in Mississippi. I didn’t know that she’s a local author! an interview with new to […]