Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2011«

Crazy QuiltEdi Cookie Traditions

November 29, 2011

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I think there are two things I manage to do every December: blog about cookies and collect for Salvation Army’s little red bucket. I don’t know that I’ll collect for the Salvation Army this year, but I will be blogging about cookies. In a big way! Now through Christmas, I’m going to be posting “recipes’ […]

Male Monday

November 28, 2011

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Today, I thought I’d mention a few male authors who published in 2011. WordPress is killing my layout here, and I apologize for that. Chilito by Charles Rice-Gonzalez; published by Magnum Books Set against a vibrant South Bronx neighborhood and the queer youth culture of Manhattan’s piers, Chulito is a coming-of-age, coming out love story […]

Thanks, ALAN11!!!

November 24, 2011

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Between work and preparing for the ALAN conference, I’ve not been blogging much. I’ve been back  home for a couple of days now and have processed much of my experience, so I think it’s time to try to write about it. Simply put ALAN is incredibly awesome!!!!! ALAN, the Assembly of Literature for Adolescents, meets […]

‘Where’ is it!!

November 17, 2011

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One of my favorite beverages these days is my homemade chai. I add warmed vanilla coffee creamer to any tea (usually Tahitian vanilla hazelnut) and I sit back and relax. I’m sipping a cup now as I write this post which should have gone up yesterday! I was so looking forward to participating in the […]

The season begins with Chronicle Books

November 12, 2011

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It’s been a tough year for non-profits, libraries, reading rooms, and literacy programs. But you can make your favorite charity’s holiday season bright by entering the 2nd Annual Happy Haul-idays Giveaway! This year, we’re not only giving away up to $500 worth of Chronicle books to one lucky blogger and one commenter on the winning blog […]

2012 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarships

November 10, 2011

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2012 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarships Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/02/2011 – 08:13. 2012 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarships Application Deadline: March 31, 2012 Online Application URL: http://www.cala-web.org/node/303   Founded in 1973, CALA has seven regional chapters. It is affiliated with the American Library Association. In addition to holding annual and regional programs, CALA […]

Study Abroad Opportunity for High School Students

November 7, 2011

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This is a rare opportunity for high school students. Please share this with any students you know who may be interest. Application Deadline—January 11, 2012 Go to http://www.yesprograms.org/yesabroad The Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is offering American high school students and recent graduates in […]

November New Releases

November 6, 2011

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New POC releases for November. What?!! I missed a book? Please post it in the comments! Don’t call me a hero by Ray Villareal; Pinata Press 31 October “After saving the life of a famous model, a 14-year-old Mexican-American boy learns the pressures of popularity and the definition of true heroism. The third-person narration follows Rawley […]

book review: Liberty or Death: the surprising story of runaway slaves who sided with the British during the American Revolution

November 5, 2011

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book review: Liberty or Death: the surprising story of runaway slaves who sided with the British during the American Revolution author: Margaret Whitman Blair date: National Geographic Society, 2010 non-fiction Reading Level: 8.3 Interest Level: 5-9 Liberty or Death explains the role of enslaved Africans who fought with the British during the American Revolution. From the forward written […]