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Quiet Wednesday

June 26, 2013


ALA is this weekend and I think my blog is going to be a bit quiet until I return. I don’t want to neglect things completely, so I thought I’d take the time to post a bit today. Yesterday, I drove to Indy and had the opportunity to actually listen to NPR all day in […]

Guest Review: The Language Inside

June 22, 2013


Title: The Language Inside Author: Holly Thompson Date: May 14, 2013, Delacorte Books for Young Readers Character: Emma Karas   Reviewer: Crystal Brunelle Review: Novels in verse are a favorite of mine, so I want you to know that up front. That said, The Language Inside had way more going on that just the verse. […]

Author Interview: Sonia Manzano

June 19, 2013

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I am so excited to have been able to interview Sonia Manzano! She’s the person we all feel like we know personally, but who has many larger than life accomplishments. In her role as Maria on Sesame Street, she has been named one of the 25 Greatest Latino TV Role Models Ever. Her first young […]

Male Monday: Matt de la Pena

June 17, 2013

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Matt de la Peña has released a new book. Infinity Ring Book 4: Curse of the Ancients is part of an MG series where each book is written by a different author. (A librarian’s nightmare to shelf!!) Sera has a secret. She’s seen the future, and it is terrifying. Unfortunately, she can’t do anything to […]

Videopost: Me n BFYA

June 13, 2013


ACE SCHOLARS: Degree Opportunity

June 13, 2013

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I received the following information in an email. If you or someone you know is a member of an under-represented community and are interested in an Master in Library and Information Science, please read on! Deadline: August 1, 2013. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was recently awarded a 3rd ACE (Academic and Cultural […]

Interview: Alaya Dawn Johnson

June 11, 2013

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I actually met Alaya (‘rhymes with papaya’) Dawn Johnson at ALAN in Las Vegas last winter. She radiated an energy that was fresh and new to YA and I knew I wanted to interview her. Since then, she’s released The Summer Prince and, from the reviews I’ve been seeing, she’s been quite busy! Thankfully, I […]

Guest Review: The Chaos

June 8, 2013


Title: The Chaos Author: Nalo Hopkinson Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2012 Reviewer: Craig Laurance Gidney In many ways, Sojourner “Scotch” is a typical teenager. She must navigate between her “good girl” persona when at home with her strict parents and her saucier persona at school, where she is a member of a hip hop dance […]

4 New Releases: June, 2013

June 2, 2013


A recap of May releases: P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams Garcia; Amistad, 21 May How I became a ghost by Tim Tingle; Road Runner Press; 28 May Get over it by Nikki Carter; Dafina Press; 28 May Death, Dickinson and the Demented life of Frenchie Garcia by Jenny Torres-Sanchez; Running Press Kids; 28 May […]