Highlights Workshop

March 14, 2019

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I am so very excited about the symposium I was able to put together to deliver at Highlights this summer. We know publishing needs to hire more marginalized people if they want to have more meaningful progress with diversity, inclusion and equity. But, we also know that the work that needs to be done cannot […]

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March Releases

March 10, 2019

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1 Mar Corey’s Rock by Sita Brahmachari, illus. by Jane Ray. Otter-Barry Books. ages 9–12 An Orcadian legend helps Isla adjust to her new life on the Orkney Islands after the death of her brother. 5 Mar The Everlasting Rose (The Belles) by Dhonielle Clayton. Freeform. ages 12 and up. In this sequel to the New York […]

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Black History: Literacy

February 28, 2019

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Black Crime Novels and Mysteries. While reading books about victims, sleuths or criminals can be sensational, it can also activate critical thinking and problem solving muscles in ways other books can’t. The can question our morality and ethics, uncover issues of justice and privilege and even critique those in power. The following add diversity to […]

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Black History : Literacy

February 27, 2019

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Kirsten Weaver  Today, more than ever, the presence of Black librarians is crucial. As part of my work this month, I’ve chosen to highlight the work of Black librarians who work with youth or youth literature. Kirsten became a librarian through the Indiana’s Librarians Leading in Diversity Fellowship Program. She’s always been interested in working […]

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Black History : Literacy

February 26, 2019

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Julia E. Torres Today, more than ever, the presence of Black librarians is crucial. As part of my work this month, I’ve chosen to highlight the work of Black librarians who work with youth or youth literature. Julia is an expert in secondary writing and reading instruction. She is a recognized education leader in her school […]

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Black History : Literacy

February 25, 2019

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Deborah Taylor Today, more than ever, the presence of Black librarians is crucial. As part of my work this month, I’ve chosen to highlight the work of Black librarians who work with youth or youth literature. What can I say other than Deb Taylor is a library. Name: Deborah Taylor Library: Enoch Pratt Free Library (Recently […]

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SundayMorningReads

February 24, 2019

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What’s the state of Black children’s literature? Please note that this is a commentary, not a research article. Let it provide you food for thought as we prepare to move into the third decade of the 21st century and much of this conversation is nearing 100 years old. For a thorough look at this history, […]

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Black History : Literacy

February 23, 2019

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Joslyn Bowling Dixon Today, more than ever, the presence of Black librarians is crucial. As part of my work this month, I’ve chosen to highlight the work of Black librarians who work with youth or youth literature. Joslyn is a library leader who believes in the importance of all libraries. Name: Joslyn Bowling Dixon Library: […]

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Black History : Literacy

February 21, 2019

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Today, more than ever, the presence of Black librarians is crucial. As part of my work this month, I’ve chosen to highlight the work of Black librarians who work with youth or youth literature. Like me, Jewel Davis works as an Education Librarian. I noticed her commitment to ‘radical self care’ on Twitter and I […]

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