weneeddiversebooks: #DiverseVoices coincides with #CelebrateJackie. jacquelinewoodson just won the nationalbook award for Young People’s Literature for Brown Girl Dreaming from penguinteen. We all love this books and are glad so many are responding to it and the lyrical aspects to Jackie’s writing. … Continue reading
I’m not a teacher, a day-care provider, a doctor, or an educational administrator. I have neither statistics nor formulas to deliver. I’m a parent. I’m a writer and illustrator. And I’m a reader. I have instinct and intuition — that’s … Continue reading
historyhobbit: When a children’s librarian gets married you’d better believe it! The cutest vows ever? A dramatic reenactment of the Mo Willem’s gem, Elephants Cannot Dance! Will you try? I will try. such a lovely event (but don’t tell the … Continue reading
diversityinya: schoollibraryjournal: (via Children’s Books. Still an All-White World? | School Library Journal) School Library Journal’s diversity issue is out now. Check it out at the link. Advertisements
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weneeddiversebooks: The team at Groundwood Books (groundwoodbooks.com) will be sharing #WeNeedDiverseBooks photos throughout the day through @GroundwoodBooks. just shared some of Groundwood (House of Anansi’s) wonderful books with a group of librarians yesterday! they are a great resource! Advertisements
In January 2014, I began my “Travels by Book” project – my attempt to read a children’s book from every country on our planet. Inspired by Ann Morgan’s A Year of Reading the World – where in… Help me fill … Continue reading
Congrats to Michelle Markel & Melissa Sweet for Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers Strike of 1909 (Balzer & Bray/HarperColins, 2013) ,winner of the 2014 Jane Addams Book Award for younger readers! And congrats to two honor books: We Shall … Continue reading