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May 30, 2012

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  Congratulations Doret! You’re the Bordertown winner! Advertisements

review: Weep Not, Child

May 29, 2012

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title: Weep not, child author: Ngugi wa Thiong’o date: Heinemann, 1987 edition Njoroge is so excited that it will be possible for him to go to school that he cannot wait to tell with his brother, Kamau. One would expect some sort of conflict from this brother who chooses for himself to learn a trade but, […]


May 27, 2012


I sure was going to stop after posting my review of Perfect Shot, but then I started reading the blogs, tweets and newspapers and I just had to reflect on my SundayMorningReads! I have to say goodbye to Amy at Bowllan’s Blog on the SLJ website. I met Amy through her Writers Against Racism series where […]

review: Perfect Shot

May 27, 2012


book review: Perfect Shot (Romantic Comedy series) author: Debbie Rigaud date: Simon Pulse; 2009 main character: London Abrams RL: 5.8 My students never want to read this book because of the cover. They’ve told me they don’t want to read about cartoon characters which I suppose translates as “it’s not real enough”.  Are romances supposed to […]

Saturday Trailers

May 26, 2012

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What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? Featuring: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda read an excerpt

Race Uncovered

May 25, 2012


Interesting day today. The first thing I read was about covers and so was the last. Steph Sue, in her review of The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa pointed out the whitewashing on the cover. Really? Still? The book is clearly about an Asian character, the cover is not. While the comments mentioned a dislike […]

Summer Reading Matters

May 24, 2012

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Ahh! Summer! OOOoo!! Summer Reading! Each season seems to temper our reading selection and summer seems to be the time to stop meeting expectations and read to truly enjoy whether it be a pile of classics, a newly purchased paperback romance or the ESPN magazines that have been stacking up all year. It’s easier to get […]

review: Percy Lavon Julian Pioneering Chemist

May 21, 2012

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title: Percy Lavon Julian: Pioneering Chemist Signature Lives Series author: Darlene R. Stille date: Compass Point Books; 2009 non-fiction reading level: 7.0 preview the book There is a very limited range of biographies of people of color that are available for middle and high school readers, so I was glad to find Percy Lavon: Pioneering […]


May 20, 2012


May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. This past Friday, PaperTigers Blog had very interesting post on Japanese poetry forms. Macy’s is holding an online Asian-Pacific American History Quiz with the opportunity to win $100. HBO on Demand has packaged Asian themed movies for the month which includes a feature called “East of Main Street: Small […]