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Second Tuesday Serials: Rebellion of Thieves

December 12, 2017

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title: Rebellion of Thieves series: Robyn Hoodlum Adventure author: Kekla Magoon date: Bloomsbury, 2016 main character: Robyn Loxley Robyn is resolved to save her parents. She’s a young, brown skinned girl who is fearless in her fight for justice. She and her merry gang house themselves in an abandoned church where they can go undetected […]

November Rights Reports

December 4, 2017

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Rights reports give a glimpse into what books by IPOC authors that we can look forward to being printed for American youth in the long run. This information originally appeared in Publishers Weekly. Chris Paul and Liz Bicknell at Candlewick have acquired Yoko Tanaka’s Dandelion’s Dream, a wordless picture book that explores the unexpected aspiration […]

When Women Speak: Neesha Meminger

November 30, 2017

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I want to thank everyone who contributed to this series, who wanted to contribute, and those who read the essays and considered and discussed them. It’s been powerful to hear these women of color speak up, hasn’t it? And they’re not just speaking, they’re doing. Neesha Meminger is doing. Today she’s confronting us with concepts […]

When Women Speak: Sujei Lugo

November 29, 2017

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It’s taken me so long to find my voice. I’m so thankful to know and work with so many women who model their courage, their passion, wisdom and intelligence for me every single day. Just a small sample of them have been featured in this series. There are women of color, there are Indigenous women […]

When Women Speak: Maya Gonzalez

November 28, 2017

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Kelly Starlings Lyon: How Do Women Use Art As Resistance? Zetta Elliott: Nice Is Not Enough Traci Sorell: Why Do You Speak Out? Justina Ireland: There is A Minefield and You Will Become a Demolitions Expert Ambelin Kwaymullina: On Being Loud and Hopeful Cheryl Willis Hudson: Women Lead the Independent Publishing Movement Laura Jiménez: Static Bodies in Motion: Representations of Girls in […]

When Women Speak: Dr. Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez

November 27, 2017

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What in the world does it mean when someone says “she’s so strong”? Is it because she knows nice is not enough? Because she dares to speak out? Perhaps because she can navigate landmines, or because she seems loud and hopeful? Is she strong because she starts things? Or finishes them? Or are we Women […]

When Women Speak: Laura M. Jiménez

November 26, 2017

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Kelly Starlings Lyon: How Do Women Use Art As Resistance? Zetta Elliott: Nice Is Not Enough Traci Sorell: Why Do You Speak Out? Justina Ireland: There is A Minefield and You Will Become a Demolitions Expert Ambelin Kwaymullina: On Being Loud and Hopeful Cheryl Willis Hudson: Women Lead the Independent Publishing Movement Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez: Don’t Call Me Strong Maya […]

2017 ALAN follow up

November 22, 2017

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I really thought Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely were going to set the tone for ALAN when they began the two day conference with a full on charge to fight white supremacy. Reynolds said “Literature doesn’t matter if you can’t apply the story to our real life.” Laurie Halse Anderson picked up the plea toward […]

When Women Speak: Cheryl Willis Hudson

November 22, 2017

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Recently, a few friends remarked over the cliché ‘giving voice to the voiceless’ that ignores the fact that ALL people have a voice. There are numerous ways to speak, we sometimes need to adjust our hearing. Cheryl Willis Hudson writes about another way professional women speak aloud particularly in publishing through their skills, talents and […]