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Keeping It Relevant

March 22, 2016

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I’ve been busy lately, but there have been some pretty major events in the news that were difficult to miss. A couple of them relate directly to middle grade/young adult literature. President Obama became the first US president on 90 years to visit Cuba. US-Cuba Relations have been intense since 1898 but in 1961, they […]

Quiet Wednesday

June 26, 2013

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ALA is this weekend and I think my blog is going to be a bit quiet until I return. I don’t want to neglect things completely, so I thought I’d take the time to post a bit today. Yesterday, I drove to Indy and had the opportunity to actually listen to NPR all day in […]

Bad Boy

August 19, 2008

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And as promised, today it was Walter Dean Myers.

Richard Wright, Native Son

August 18, 2008

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This morning, NPR featured a story on Richard Wright and his impact on Black readers of his time.  They featured an interview with his daughter discussing her introduction to her father’s work.  Their website has the piece as well as a segment of the documentary Black Boy and and excerpt from the forthcoming novel by […]