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September Releases

September 25, 2015

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updated 10 Oct 2015 Inker’s Shadow by Allen Say; Scholastic Press As the school’s first and only Japanese student, he experienced immediate racism among his fellow cadets and his teachers. The other kids’ parents complained about Allen’s presence at the all-white school. As a result, he was relegated to a tool shed behind the mess […]

In Journals and Blogs

September 23, 2015

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A couple of journals that focus on children’s and young adult literature have recently had special editions focused on ‘diversity’. It is good to see such significant coverage given to this topic however, people of color, Native Americans, LGBTQIA people and those with disabilities need to be included in journals, conferences, panels and workshops on all […]

Dis stress

September 9, 2015


I’ve pulled back again. For several weeks, I’ve had this overwhelming feeling that is pure stress. I think this feeling is new to me, but perhaps it’s the first time I’m so keenly aware of being stressed. Librarians should not be stressed! Working for my passions of literacy and diversity should not be stressful. However, […]