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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

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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

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An Elephant and Piggie Wedding!

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

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Reading is not an option

“Reading is not an option” was his platform as YA literature ambassador, and he once told School Library Journal, “As a young man, I saw families prosper without reading, because there were always sufficient opportunities for willing workers who could … Continue reading

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“Walter often wrote books about the most difficult time in his own life—his teenage years—for the reader he once was; these were the books that he wished were available when he was that age. Throughout his life, Walter worked to … Continue reading

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SLJ on Diversity

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.

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Groundwood Books on We Need Diverse Books

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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!

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Oh, the possibilities!


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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

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2014 Jane Addams Book Awards

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

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