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Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month

May 27, 2013

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The month of May has been full of celebrations of Asian American Pacific Heritage Island month. I can’t say I often find much that highlights Pacific Island Heritage. It’s estimated that the Pacific Islands consist of 20,000-30,000 islands and is divided into three specific regions: Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Three blogs I would suggest following […]

May News from USBBY

May 23, 2013

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We are excited about the upcoming IBBY Regional Conference in St. Louis,  October  18-20, 2013.  Early bird registration ends June 16.  Please spread the word so people can save $35-$40 if you are a member or non-member.  The line up of general session speakers is quite amazing and includes:  Ashley Bryan, Pat Mora, Katherine Paterson, […]

Life’s Randomness

May 22, 2013

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I was running just a little late yesterday, looking forward to meeting with a colleague for breakfast yesterday morning. I still swear I’m not a morning person, but I enjoy early morning workouts and breakfasts! I was a bit surprised to see that a tree had fallen overnight and was quite shocked when I stood […]


May 19, 2013


I put down roots in the Haute this weekend. We’ve finally had a sustained break from all the rain and hopefully there will be no more morning frost so I got vegetables and herbs planted in my garden. There are a couple of pieces of land close to campus that have been divided into plots […]


May 12, 2013


CONGRATULATIONS, COURTNEY YOUNG, AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT ELECT! Do chefs and other food professionals remain able to enjoy their parents and grandparents home cooking? I’m watching Guy Fieri cook with his mom today and these are his recipes, he’s in charge. Makes me wonder if he still likes his mom’s cooking. He’s not the only […]

Saturday Trailer: Fat Angie

May 11, 2013


What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? About the book: Angie is broken — by her can’t-be-bothered mother, by her high-school tormenters, and by being the only one who thinks her varsity-athlete-turned-war-hero sister is still alive. Hiding under a mountain of junk food hasn’t kept the pain (or the shouts of “crazy mad […]

Male Monday: Frederick McKissack

May 6, 2013


The Male Monday feature began with Ari at Reading in Color. The world of children’s literature suffered a great loss on Sunday 28 April with the passing of Fred McKissack. In the books that he wrote, the stories he told and the life he lived, he paved the way! Fred McKissack first worked as a […]

New POC Releases: May

May 5, 2013


If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know I’ve spent the morning searching for and posting new POC releases. I didn’t find many for May. I did find a few to add for April and they’re posted on the Pinterest board for April. I probably post new titles to Pinterest before I do […]