Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2015«

Board Books for Big Kids?

May 29, 2015

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You bet, board books can be for big kids! Especially if the book is A IS FOR ACTIVIST. This book introduces numerous concepts important in building critical literacy skills in our students. As this video indicates, it’s never too soon to introduce the power of active citizens, but it’s also never too late. Challenge older […]

book review: Black Sheep by Na’ima Robert

May 28, 2015

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Title: Black Sheep Author: Na’ima Bint Robert Date: Francis Lincoln Ltd.; 2013 Main Character: Dwayne Kingston In trying to classify Black Sheep, I think I’d have to label it both ‘urban fiction’ and ‘religious fiction’. Dwayne Kingston is having trouble at school because it just isn’t relevant to him. He has more fun, gains more […]

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

May 28, 2015

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I received the following announcement via email from the South Asia Book Award Committee. Congratulations to all the winners! 2015 Award Winners Twenty-Two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank by Paula Yoo, illustrated by Jamel Akib (Lee &Low Books Inc., 2014) Twenty-Two Cents smartly chronicles the life and inspiration behind Nobel Peace Prize winner, […]

More: We Are the People!

May 23, 2015

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Now that the summer reading list is complete, everyone has been busy working on ways to market and distribute it so that we can get it to parents, librarians and teachers. We really hope this list well keep young people reading. Do like the FB page! It will be updated over the summer with local […]

We’re the People: Summer Reading 2015

May 21, 2015

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We’re the People: Summer Reading 2015 Are you looking for books to add to your summer reading list? Ones written or illustrated by Native Americans or people of color? Ones that include characters that are Native? People of color? Disabilities? LGBTQ? Take a look at these! Created by: Edith Campbell, Sarah Park Dahlen, Sujei Lugo, […]

National Teacher’s Day: Reflecting on My Teachers

May 6, 2015

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Many celebrated National Teacher Day yesterday by posting images of their favorite teacher on social networking sites. I didn’t because I don’t have a favorite teacher, never have. I can remember when I began taking education classes and the professors would ask us to talk about our favorite teachers, the one who inspired us to […]

May Releases

May 4, 2015

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Penryn & the End of Days (End of Days series) by Susan Ee; Skyscape End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can […]