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book review: March Book One

April 28, 2015


Title: March Book One Authors: John Lewis, Andres Aydin and Nate Powell Date: Top Shelf Productions, 2013 graphic novel; nonfiction March Book One describes John Lewis’ early interest in equality and civil rights. The first hand account relates how Lewis found his voice and became connected to the formal Civil Rights Movement. March is told […]

Saturday Trailer: Zeroboxer

April 25, 2015

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Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee Flux, 2015 360 pages ages 12 and up Carr “the Raptor” Luka is an athletic phenom, a rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing. Training and competing aboard the lunar orbiting city-station of Valtego (where It’s More Fun on the Dark Side TM), all he’s ever wanted is to […]

We’re the People: Summer Reading 2015

April 25, 2015


I’m currently working with Debbie Reese, Sujei Lugo, Lyn Miller-Lachman, Sarah  Park Dahlen, Nathalie Mvondo and Eboni Elizabeth Thomas to create a summer reading list. We’d like to include picture books, chapter books, middle grade and young adult written by authors of color. The YA list could include adult books with teen appeal. What have you read […]

Diversity in Libraries Wanted

April 23, 2015

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I received the following in an email from the Association for Research Librarians (ARL). Please, feel free to copy or link to this post. ARL is accepting applications for the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), a program designed to recruit master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented ethnic and […]

Librarians-Part 2

April 15, 2015


Librarians who choose to make a difference address issues such as net neutrality, the Patriot Act, freedom of information and workplace discrimination. We identify information trends in their nascent stages. I get that we’re called a dying profession. Because we’re information workers and because the nature of information constantly changes, the job of working with […]

Librarians–Part 1

April 14, 2015


What a surprise to see CrazyQuiltEdi mentioned in School Library Journal! Thanks for the recognition! The Ignite Session videos are up! Imagine being alloted 20 PowerPoint slides that changed every 15 seconds to tell your story. Angie Manfredi presented “20 Kids/Teens Titles to Diversify Your Collection Today”. My session was “The Kids Are Not All […]

review: Moose Boosh

April 12, 2015

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Title: A Moose Boosh: A Few Choice Words About Food Author: Erik-Shabazz Larkin Date: Readers to Eaters; 2014 Poetry I don’t think anyone actually plays with their food in A Moose Boosh. There is a young person with a pet cabbage that disappears but, no one sits and plays with the food in their plate. […]

Saturday Trailer: Rogue

April 11, 2015

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What better day for a book trailer than a Saturday? Rogue is the second book in Julia Kagawa’s latest series, Talon. A description of the world of Talon from Julie’s website: LONG AGO, DRAGONS WERE HUNTED TO NEAR EXTINCTION BY THE ORDER OF ST. GEORGE, A LEGENDARY SOCIETY OF DRAGON SLAYERS. HIDING IN HUMAN FORM […]

Springing Baseball On YA!

April 7, 2015

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I really enjoyed A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie Peanut Johnson by Michelle Green and thought I’d follow up with a few more baseball books. The Indianapolis ABC’s history of a premier team in the Negro Leagues by Paul Debono The Indianapolis ABCs were formed around the turn of the century, playing company teams […]