Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2013«

Book Award: The Tomás Rivera Book Award

October 30, 2013

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The Tomás Rivera Mexican American Book Award was developed by the Texas State University’s College of Education to honor authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience. Tomás Rivera, a native of Crystal City, Texas, is the first Mexican American to have been selected Distinguished Alumnus at Texas State University–San Marcos. He […]

Male Monday: Juan Felipe Herrara

October 21, 2013

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I am merely posing for a photograph. Remember, when the Nomenclature stops you, tell them that—“Sirs, he was posing for my camera, that is all.” . . . yes, that may just work. Juan Felipe Herrara  I am merely posing for the camera Poet. Artist. Teacher. Activist. Writer. Poet Laureate of California. “Your friends, and […]

SundayMorningReads

October 20, 2013

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Today was my last day at the garden. It had to be cleared out before the end of the month, so I went over to pull everything out and thus end my growing season. I was once again gifted with little surprises. A few remaining red and green tomatoes, broccoli and  tender sprouts that grow […]

Celebrate Latino Children’s Literature and Literacy

October 17, 2013

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Celebrate Latino Children’s Literature & Literacy at the National Latino Children’s Literature Conference in March 13-14, 2014. For more information. I received the following information in an email today. Do think about proposing a presentation for this conference and share this information with others you know who may be interested in presenting as well. The […]

Oscar Jerome Hijuelos (August 24, 1951 – October 12, 2013)

October 15, 2013

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I was stunned yesterday to hear of the passing of Oscar Hijuelos. I knew him through Dark Dude. In Wisconsin, Rico could blend in. His light hair and lighter skin wouldn’t make him the “dark dude” or the punching bag for the whole neighborhood. The Midwest is the land of milk and honey, but for […]

Woulda Shoulda Coulda and Courageously So!

October 11, 2013

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‘The brave may not live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all.’ – Ashley L. I’ve had thoughts lately about what I shoulda and what I coulda done. I have a fantastic plan to distribute books to high schools in IN once BFYA is done, but I shoulda sent them out during the year […]

Struggling Readers and the Common Core

October 10, 2013

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the following information was received in an email. Struggling Readers and the Common Core Improving Literacy in Changing Times An ALA/Booklist webinar from Orca Book Publishers and Saddleback Education The goal of the Common Core State Standards is to accelerate students’ reading achievement to grade level by the end of 2014, but educators can’t begin […]

The South Asia Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

October 8, 2013

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The following information was is forward to me via email. The South Asia Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature 2013 Award Ceremony Saturday, October 19, 2013 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governors Club Assembly Room (1st floor) 1 W Dayton Street, Madison, WI Please join the SABA Award committee […]

2014 Américas Award: Call for Submissions

October 8, 2013

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This post contains information forwarded to me in an email.   CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE – JANUARY 18, 2014 2014 Américas Award  Children’s and Young Adult Literature Rationale To encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United […]