Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2016«

My Opinion: How to Build A Museum

September 19, 2016

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How To Build A Museum by Tonya Bolden Smithsonian Series; Viking (Penguin) Kirkus: “An inspiring tale as well as a tantalizing invitation to visit one of our country’s newest “must see” attractions. (source notes)” When the museum itself is history, the story needs to be document and the best way to do that is with […]

Help Request

September 14, 2016


I’m sure you know that Latinx Heritage Month begins tomorrow and I’m sure you’re busy ordering books, building displays and planning programs to celebrate the month. I’m going to begin the month here by updating my list of MG/YA Latinx authors, and I need your help! I’m sure there are glaring omissions of new and […]

New Reflections of Diversity (or the lack thereof) In Children’s Literature

September 14, 2016

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For the complete story on this updated image, visit Sarah Park Dahlen’s blog. artwork by David Huyck.


September 13, 2016

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Oh, let’s just get the ugly news out of the way first. It was comments by Lionel Shriver (The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047; Harper) that led Yassmin Abdel Magied to walk out of Shriver’s speech at the Brisbane Writers Conference. Shriver, like Rosoff and so many writers feel that the latest calls for diversity is […]

review: Playing for the Devil’s Fire

September 7, 2016

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Today’s review is part of a blog tour to promote Playing for the Devil’s Fire. Here are the other spots on the tour. August 31: Rich in Color review Sept 1: The Pirate Tree review & interview Sept 4: Guest Post for Clear Eyes, Full Shelves Sept 6:Rich in Color author interview September 8: Anasasia […]

September Releases

September 4, 2016

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The Reader by Traci Chee; Putnam. ages 12 and up Debut Author Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can […]

Rights Reports: August 2016

September 4, 2016

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New books deals for Native/Authors of color as reported in Publishers Weekly. Knopf has bought Vanessa Brantley-Newton‘s picture book Grandma’s Purse, featuring a girl who is enthralled with her grandmother and all the wonders she might be hiding in her bag. Publication is scheduled for spring 2018. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books has acquired Mia Garcia‘s second novel, The Year of […]