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Carrying On

December 31, 2012


I feel a need for new, so I found a nice new sweater and a cute new bauble for my desk. I added a few more new books to yesterdays post and cleaned up the author links on the blog,. I mopped floors and wash windows. The laundry is finishing now. I’m trying not to […]

January 2013 MG and YA Releases by Authors of Color

December 30, 2012


edited 31 Dec 2012  1 Jan 2013 Emancipation proclamation: Lincoln and the dawn of liberty by Tonya Bolden; Abrams Books for Young Readers 1 Jan Published on the anniversary of when President Abraham Lincoln’s order went into effect, this book offers readers a unique look at the events that led to the Emancipation Proclamation. Filled […]

2012 in review

December 30, 2012

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The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 30,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 7 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant

December 28, 2012

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The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant was created to help build collections and bring books into the lives of children in latchkey, preschool programs, faith-based reading projects, homeless shelters, charter schools and underfunded libraries. An enduring message of the Committee’s Public Awareness Campaign is that books and reading can only add value to […]

They’re Coming Out Soon!

December 27, 2012

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I’ve been working on my list of January 2013 releases by authors of color. Last year, I was able to list 17 January releases and this year I’ve found 8. I’m going to continue to do some searching and publish my list tomorrow. Please!! Feel free to mention MG and YA titles of which you’re […]

book review: The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano

December 26, 2012

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Title: The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano Author: Sonia Manzano date: September 2012 main character: Rosa Maria Evelyn del Carmen Serrano Rosa has decided that El Barrio, Spanish Harlem, doesn’t need another Rosa, so she has taken to using one of her middle names, Evelyn. It’s 1969 and Evelyn is losing her childhood perception of her […]

Cookie Traditions

December 26, 2012

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Awarrd-winning author Lyn Miller-Lachmann has spent the past few months living in Portugal. She has posted such fascinating insights into her adventures that I asked her if she would write a cookie post. She graciously shared the following. Pastel de Nata I don’t bake and for the past four months have been living in Portugal, […]

21st Annual African American Children’s Book Fair

December 24, 2012

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The African American Children’s Book Fair is the oldest and largest single day events for African American Children’s Books in the country. The Book Fair, which is free and open to the public, will be held 9 February from 1-3pm in Philadelphia.  Authors and illustrators scheduled to participate in the event include Regina Brooks Floyd […]

Cookie Traditions

December 23, 2012


I’ve been posting about cookies for several years now. I think since my sister and I have gotten together to do our Cookies and Cocktails, we’ve thought about the cookies we’ve baked over the years and the special recipes we got from our mom. I can’t say I remember mom particularly baking cookies at Christmas, […]