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March 31, 2013


I knew earlier this week that I’d be blogging today so, when I work up, my mind was in composition mode. I was so busy thinking about what I would write that the empty plastic water bottle went into the sink rather than the trash and a fork went into the oatmeal. NPR did straighten […]

Saturday Trailer: Escape to Gold Mountain

March 30, 2013


What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? David Wong was so dedicated to sharing the history of Chinese people in North America that he sold his architecture firm and spent the next six months writing Escape to Gold Mountain. Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America a […]

International Librarians Enhancing Access and Development Fellowship Opportunity

March 29, 2013


iLEAD (International Librarians Enhancing Access and Development) Fellowship Opportunity The Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS) at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications from international students to its iLEAD Fellows Program. An iLEAD Fellow will be an international student taking the Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) Program, supported […]

Letter from Birmingham Jail: A Worldwide Celebration on April 16

March 21, 2013


Letter from Birmingham Jail: A Worldwide Celebration on April 16 – An Invitation to Join In! On April 16th, 2013, the 50th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther King, Jr. began writing his “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” the Birmingham Public Library will sponsor a program entitled “Letter from Birmingham Jail: A Worldwide Celebration.” We hope […]

One Giant First Step

March 18, 2013

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First Book wanted to improve literacy for all young readers so they developed the Stories for All Project. This special initiative recognizes that children need to have books with characters and stories that are relevant to them. “We are not the first people to complain and worry about this issue. So we knew if we […]


March 17, 2013


I know I’ve waited too long to write a blog post when all the tabs with sites I was saving to reference are closed. I took spring break this year, a chance to catch up on a few things as the season is suppose to be changing to the warmer, longer days of spring. The […]

Saturday Trailer: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

March 16, 2013


What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? In a fairly recent blog post, Meg Medina describes what inspired her latest book, Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass.  Medina is the author of Aunt Tisa wants a car; The girl who could silence the wind; and Milagros,  and Girl from away. A common […]

Indigenous Librarians Forum

March 14, 2013

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Eighth International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum May 10-13, 2013 AILA will be hosting the Eighth International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum on May 10-13, 2013 in Bellingham, WA.  More details can be found at  

Two Years Later: Japan 11 March

March 11, 2013


11 March 2011 the Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Japan. The country is still rebuilding from the natural and nuclear disaster that resulted from the quake. Books are beginning to appear to help students understand this tragedy. The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, resulted in a massive tsunami that caused the […]