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Saturday Trailers

June 30, 2012


What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? Beneath A Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson Nancy Paulsen Books; 2012 Jacqueline Woodson gives an insightful interview telling what motivated her to write the book Advertisements

Some Summer: Benin

June 26, 2012

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Do you have druthers? You know, those things you’d druther be doing, but you failed to follow your heart? Well, Jocelyn will not have them! She kicked around the idea of joining the Peace Corps for a while and as I write this she’s pretty much on her way there. In the following post, she attempts to […]

Some Summer: Cuba Post

June 21, 2012

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I’m starting a rather informal summer series. (By definition, shouldn’t all summer series be informal?) I’m finding people who are spending part of their summer exploring a new culture, learning a new technology or experiencing something new and unusual and I’m asking them to write about it and then share it here. I have a few posts lined […]

Recognizing a Hero

June 21, 2012


“In 1962, Fannie Lou Hamer decided she wanted to try to register to vote after attending a SNCC voter registration meeting at William Chapel Church in Ruleville, MS pastored by the late Rev. J. D. Story.  It would turn out to be just another way of asking to die. After returning home, Mrs. Hamer was ordered […]

Tuesday Tidbits

June 19, 2012

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Happy Tuesday! Back in January, I mentioned that rather than make a traditional New Year’s resolution, I’d take the word ‘tenderness’ and wrestle with it, embrace it and more fully incorporate it in my life. To simply read about it and to make the work my new “word’ (i.e.,’ that’s so tender’; ‘how tender’ ) would […]


June 17, 2012


Well, the unpacking continues! Too many boxes left and too little wall space! I can look at it as too much stuff or signs of a life well lived. I got it together well enough to finally start cooking, now to get it all done and be settled enough to start reading again! I have […]

Happy Fathers Day

June 17, 2012


Ashley Hope Perez: Summer Blog Blast 2012

June 15, 2012


Ashley Hope Perez is one of those authors you can’t wait to meet in person. She’s got this intellectual side (PhD in Comparative Lit) that tells you she can go quite deep on a variety of topics but she’s also got this side that feels fun and easy to talk to. Even while suffering from […]

L. Divine: 2012 Summer Blog Blast Tour

June 14, 2012


L. Divine is probably the first author I obsessed over as a YA blogger and posts about her books are among the few that get responses from teen readers on my blog. Her Drama High series began in 2006 and provided teens with a fresh literary perspective by presenting a primarily Black cast of characters in a contemporary setting faced […]