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Professional Development: Enslavement

February 17, 2016

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An excellent way for educators to learn about enslavement is to participate in an NEH Summer Institute, Workshop or Landmark Workshop. The selection varies from year to year but the programs I’ve participated in have been excellent learning opportunities. Those listed below are related to enslavement, a complete list can be found here. Abolitionism and […]

Critical Engagement Through Social Media

February 6, 2016


This weekend, I was honored to be part of the Center for Teaching through Children’s Books one day event subtitled “I Tweeted, I Tumbled, I Taught”. In addition to hearing many ideas, teaching strategies and insights on using social media for professional development, teaching and engaging with others in ways that are legal and responsible. […]

Time To Check In

January 25, 2015


OK, are you going to ALA Midwinter? What do you plan/hope to do while there? I’ll be there! I’m at the Day of Diversity on Friday, Presenting an Ignite Session on Saturday, searching the Exhibit Hall for books by authors of color and looking to meet those same authors every chance I get. I’m connecting […]

(Re)membering and (Re)living: Probing the Collective and Individual Past

August 29, 2014

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Calls for Papers and Proposals The ALAN Review Summer 2015: (Re)membering and (Re)living: Probing the Collective and Individual Past Submissions due November 1, 2014 Stories are dynamic, told and heard, accepted and revered, rejected and rewritten by readers who draw from their experiences and understandings to garner meaning from the words on the page.  In […]

call for proposals: REFORMA

July 24, 2014

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The Call for Proposals to present at the Fifth REFORMA National Conference (RNC5) taking place in San Diego, CA, April 1-4, 2015, is now open! REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking Please visit the website below to get the information and send your proposals for leading […]

Quick Little Post of Possibilities

July 9, 2014

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Hi! Book reviews to write, classes to plan and, another article underway. So, I’m just going to quickly share to really good opportunities that I really hope one of my readers will jump at. First, The International Reading Association’s 60th Annual Conference, “Transforming Lives Through Literacy”will be held 18-20 July in St. Louis. Proposals are […]

Rambling on a Rainy Tuesday

June 10, 2014

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This morning, I suddenly realized that one reason I don’t do as many informational posts any more is because I post what I find on Facebook. Please, feel free to follow me there! Have you had a chance to read “Against YA”? I’ve read pretty lively attacks directed at the thoughts expressed in the article […]


May 5, 2014


If you’ve read Junot Diaz’s recent article in the NYTimes, you know that increasing the presence of authors of color in YA Lit and beyond that, into the literary canon, will take more that trending for a few days on Twitter. Here’s an opportunity to fund and share research with a scholarly audience who may […]

30 Years of the Virginia Hamilton Conference

January 27, 2014


“Pearls of Wisdom: Celebrating 30 Years of the Virginia Hamilton Conference” The 30th Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth will be held on Thursday, April 3, and Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Kent State University Student Center. The conference provides a forum for discussion of multicultural themes and issues in literature […]