Black History : Literacy

February 20, 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. I met Tiffani through her mom who went to the University of Cincinnati with me. Deborah emailed me one day and […]

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Black History : Literacy

February 20, 2019

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2019 MG & YA Releases (Note: This list is continually updated) After working on this for a couple of weeks I’ve exhausted most of my resources in compiling this list of MG and YA books by Black authors that will release in 2019. Now it’s time for YOU to help complete this list. Hit the […]

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Black History : Literacy

February 19, 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. K.C. Boyd, a 2015 Library Journal ‘Library Mover and Shaker, has worked over 20 years in three different school districts. In […]

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Black History : Literacy

February 18, 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. I met Christina, aka Miss Fabularian on Twitter and have been so impressed with the work she does to be relevant […]

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Black History : Literacy

February 18, 2019

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I’ve planned Read Ins both in the high school in Indianapolis where I was a school librarian and on campus at Indiana State University. I think my most memorable was the first one at ISU, tucked in the Lower Level of the Library. We planned a 3 hour event so that as many people as […]

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Black History : Literacy

February 17, 2019

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Librarians play a crucial role in literacy. Not only do they impart of life long love of reading, but they also teach information literacy. In its essence, this means they teach how to locate, access, evaluate, organize and present information but on a grander scale, they teach that authority is contextual, scholarship is a conversation, […]

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Black History : Literacy

February 15, 2019

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Today, it’s short story collections and anthologies for middle grade or young adult readers. While some are classic, and others quite recent, they all make good additions to home and school libraries.  Porch lies : Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters  by Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by André Carrilho. Schwartz and Wade […]

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Black History : Literacy

February 13, 2019

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Black Non-Fiction I can’t talk about all the wonderful informational books coming out this year because I’m on the Sibert Committee BUT!! I can provide a list of some titles by Black authors for middle grade and young adult readers. What are some of your favorites? Willie O’Ree: The story of the first black player […]

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Black History : Literacy

February 12, 2019

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I thought about a few author interviews to enrich my Black History : Literacy theme, but why would I do that when the Brown Bookshelf does it so well? Here’s their lineup. There are so many names I recognize there and I’m looking forward to the chance to get to know these individuals just a […]

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