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Tuskegee Airmen Go To the Movies

January 20, 2012


I received the following in an email last week. Since then, “Red Tails” has opened and has received glowing reviews. If, after reading this you know who want to see the movie, be sure to see it this weekend. The opening week of any movie is what is used to judge its success. Use your […]

No Longer Hidden

October 14, 2011

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This evening, ABC will air Diane Sawyer’s report on Native American children. The homepage for the series reveals much doom and gloom in the series along with some hope, some bright stars, something we all need to be aware of. If you watch, I’d like to know what you think.      

Book to Film

July 6, 2010


This is the trailer for Life Above All, the film adaptation of Allan Stratton‘s Chanda’s War. The movie was filmed in South Africa.  It recently debuted at Cannes where it was awarded with the esteemed Prix Francois Chalais Award. Robert Ebert may not have like Airbenders but he loved Life Above All. I’ll be glad […]

Visually Uplifting

October 13, 2009


Endgame Endgame is not only about a remarkable moment in history ? the end of apartheid in South Africa ? it carries an important message for young people today: “peace is possible.” Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 9pm on PBS The youngest headmaster in the world Put up with the commercial, then watch for […]

Fishburne Acquires Film Rights for ‘The Alchemist’

June 29, 2007

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Actor and director Laurence Fishburne has acquired the rights to Paulo Coelo’s novel The Alchemist.  This novel about a young Spaniad who travels around the world and searches for hidden treasures in Northern Africa is often included in high school literature courses.

Best book…and the movie??

August 5, 2006


Eragon was definitely the best book I read this summer! I cannot wait to a) read the next book in the series, Eldest!! b) see the movie!! Paolini was all of 16 when he wrote this phenomenal story!


June 3, 2006

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A new blog!! I’d been with another blog service, it just wasn’t working. Hopefully, this will! My blog is primarily about the nuances of being a librarian in a primarily African American high school: finding appropriate books, locating resources and finding successes for a marginalized population. And a few personal comments to keep it crazy!