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book review: Marley Dias Gets It Done (and so can you!)

February 27, 2018

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Title: Marley Dias Gets it Done Author: Marley Dias Date: Scholastic; January 2018 nonfiction I hate that I couldn’t hear Marley Dias open ALAMidwinter because I would love to have had the opportunity to hear this dynamo speak. In 2015, Marley began an initiative she dubbed #1000BlackGirlbBooks because she wanted to see more books featuring […]

Diversity in Youth Literature: The Research

February 24, 2018

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As promised, today I have a post on trends in resesearching “diversity’ in youth literature from Dr. Angel Daniel Matos. Even if you’re not a scholar, you’ll appreciate the attention thatAngel’s piece brings to shifts we’re observing in youth literature. This body of work will continue to grow particularly with the new Research on Diversity […]

And so it begins… 2018…

February 23, 2018


I’ve been trying to get to this post for a while. It reflects on some of things I’m seeing in YA literature and YA library practices particularly with regards to works by Indegenous/People of Color. Tomorrow, I’ll have a post from Dr. Angel Daniel Matos on trends in YA diversity research. You’ll want to be […]

The Next Generation: Africa and the Middle East

February 23, 2018

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The following information was sent to me via email. Please do not contact me for further information. Rather, visit the website at the bottom of the post.   Sttimulating young people to work towards an open, inclusive society through arts and culture.  The Prince Claus Fund announces a new Call for Proposals: the Next Generation […]

Dusting off the Blog

February 19, 2018

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As the dust settles from ALAMW and the Youth Media Awards it continues to rage around sexual exploitation and shootings. I can’t help but include along with the acts perpetrated by authors, editor, publishers and artists in power those materials those materials that are created for our children. Books and movies give others access to […]

February Releases

February 6, 2018

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American Panda by Gloria Chao (Simon Pulse) ages 12-18 Debut Author A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents’ expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths–that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefers dancing to biology, she decides to […]