Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2012«

African American Read In

January 30, 2012


And the winner is…. Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes Doret, Vasilly and I will begin posting discussions questions on 22 February  Monday 20 February. Advertisements


January 29, 2012


Do you subscribe to listservs? I do and I often exchange information with members of the group and lately, I’ve made it a point to sent two or three POC titles to librarians who can’t seem to find any good books about  bullying or cooking for teens. I remember when I submitted books by Reshonda […]

2012 National African American Read-In

January 26, 2012


This year, I’m joining Doret@HappyNappyBookseller and Vasilly@1330V to host a book event for the National African American Read-In sponsored by the Black Caucus of the NCTE and the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English). We’ll be reading a book for the month of February and discussing it online. To decide the book, the three […]


January 22, 2012


I noticed a lot of conferences tweeting this week but the most prominent on my radar has been #ALA12 meeting in Dallas. Seven short years ago when I entered the library profession, midwinter was a very small conference mainly for committee meetings. My, how it has grown! The conference also hosts the ALA media award […]

review: Riot

January 21, 2012


title: Riot author: Walter Dean Myers date: Egmont; 2009 main character: Claire Johnson In developing the history of this book, Myers states that the first Africans came to America as slaves in 1619. I have to correct this statement and please know that in doing so, I’m not discrediting Myers further historic details. I have […]

Tuskegee Airmen Go To the Movies

January 20, 2012


I received the following in an email last week. Since then, “Red Tails” has opened and has received glowing reviews. If, after reading this you know who want to see the movie, be sure to see it this weekend. The opening week of any movie is what is used to judge its success. Use your […]

R.I.P. Mexican American Studies in AZ

January 17, 2012


When I heard about the legislature in Arizona remove Mexican American Studies from the curriculum and all related books from all schools, my initial thought was that the people of AZ need to fix this. But, do you remember when AZ legislatures first began publicly declaring their racism by enacting laws that made illegal immigration […]

book review: Bronxwood

January 16, 2012


book review: Bronxwood author: Coe Booth date: Scholastic, September 2011 main character: Tyrell Bronxwood is a sequel to Booth’s first book, Tyrell, which I haven’t read. The story seemed to make sense without having read the previous novel, however I would recommend reading it first for a clear understanding of situations. In Bronxwood, Tyrell, a […]

Martin Luther King Day

January 16, 2012