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July 3, 2014


Yesterday was not a good day for American literature. First came an email from WBN U.S. chairman, and Hachette Book Group CEO, Michael Pietsch stating After three years in which thousands and thousands of you distributed over a million and half specially-printed World Book Night paperbacks across America, we are sad to announce that we […]

Looking In, Looking On

March 17, 2014


I remember back in the mid 90s going to buy a car with my then husband. While we were initially impressed with the presence of black sales reps who approached us, it didn’t take more than a couple of visits to realize that the black sales reps were assigned to black customers. I was reminded […]

review: Riot

January 21, 2012


title: Riot author: Walter Dean Myers date: Egmont; 2009 main character: Claire Johnson In developing the history of this book, Myers states that the first Africans came to America as slaves in 1619. I have to correct this statement and please know that in doing so, I’m not discrediting Myers further historic details. I have […]

Male Monday: Walter Dean Myers

January 9, 2012


“Reading is not optional.” Perhaps Walter Dean Myers writes for so well for today’s students because he has walked in their shoes. Myers was born in Martinsburg, WV in 1937 and was given away to live with a family for reasons unknown to him. Though his foster family loved and provided for him, he claims […]

February 8, 2010


I’m working on an interactive learning area for the media center and decided to discuss plans with my colleague, Jackie. Isn’t it amazing what happens when colleagues talk? One thing leads to another, to another and to another! Of course we discussed what’s popular in our media centers and from there it went to keeping […]

Book Review: Sunrise Over Fallujah

September 7, 2008


Sunrise over Fallujah Walter Dean Myers Scholastic Books, May 2008 main character:  Robin “Birdy” Perry Walter Dean Myers is a well known young adult author. His writing routine is well established, from completing job application forms to develop his characters to having his wife hang items related to his story over his desk.  And sometimes,  […]

Bad Boy

August 19, 2008

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And as promised, today it was Walter Dean Myers.