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nominate: Library Movers and Shakers

October 24, 2018

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this information originally appeared in an email from Library Journal The editors of Library Journal need your help in identifying emerging talents in the library world—both great leaders and behind-the-scenes contributors who are providing inspiration and model programs for others. Our 18th annual round of Movers & Shakers will profile some 50 up-and-coming individuals from around the […]

interview: Wade & Cheryl Hudson

October 23, 2018

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Exciting times for Wade & Cheryl Hudson! Their publishing company, Just Us Books turns 30 this year. With the publication of AFRO-BETS ABC Book, the Hudsons brought in a new era of publishing, one that would recognize the importance of black children, readers, families and consumers. Cheryl and Wade reflect on the growth of their […]

collectiveResistance: Amplifying Voices

October 22, 2018

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After seeing a post about Voces Sin Fronteras Our Stories Our Truth on Facebook (tip of the hat to Sujei), I had to find out who published this collection of bilingual comics. The books was a joint venture from Shout Mouse Press and The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC). Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) mission […]


October 21, 2018

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The last time I went into work, temperatures were in the 80s. Since then, I’ve been to California for time with family and spent a week with the intention of working from home. Temperatures have dropped bringing in the fall weather that I love. It was odd that the 80s lasted so long this year, […]

So Afraid!

October 18, 2018

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We’re all scared these days, but October always has hauntings, more mysteries, slight bits of suspense and a fearfully more fright. Not to worry though because none of these are based in reality. I think. What would you add ?  Middle Grade Night of the Zombie Zookeeper : Desmond Cole on Ghost Patrol by Andres […]

collectiveResistance: More in Common

October 17, 2018

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Rodney (Black; my son) and Keith (White; my other son) have been friends since college. They have more in common than that’s different and they know that because they’ve taken the time to get to know each other. They believe we can all discover that we have more in common if we’re simply brave enough […]

book review: They Call Me Güero

October 9, 2018

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title: They Call Me Güero : A Border Kid’s Poems author: David Bowles date: Cinco Puntos; 2018 main character: Güero poetry; middle grades Review base on an advanced reader’s copy   It’s the perfect time for us, for diverse nerds and geeks, for all woke readers– heroes whose power is traveling through these pages to […]


October 7, 2018

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  A few weeks ago, this tweet appeared in my Twitter feed. This lineup for the Massachusetts Reading Association 50th Annual Conference… 🤔 🤔🤔🤔🤔 cc. @booktoss @lizpslibrarian @TchKimPossible — Sujei =) (@sujeilugo) September 19, 2018 Educators and librarians, particularly those residing in Massachusetts were dismayed by the lack of diverse representation of the those […]

review: Apple in the Middle

October 4, 2018

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title: Apple in the Middle author: Dawn Quigley date: North Dakota Press; 2018 main character: Apple Starkington YA realistic fiction Review is based on an advanced copy   Apple Starkington is a high school student in Minnesota. Apple’s father is European American and her mother was Turtle Mountain Chippewa. Her family is upper middle class. […]