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Boost your Global I.Q. with Batchelder Books!

The American Library Association will be announcing a plethora of awards this coming Monday, February 2. While I love trying to predict the Caldecott and Newbery awards, I especially look forward to one award whose winners are usually a complete surprise to me. 427 more words

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American Library Association declares war on former food stamp recipient, plus a mini rant and a throwback post featuring Israel, Palestine and feral cats

Seven years ago, I decided to go to graduate school, because I don’t ever want to qualify for food stamps again. I want them to be there for people who need them, and I am all good with my tax dollars going to do that. 1,096 more words


Students Have Their Say

The results are in!

St. Philip’s students have spent the past month voting for the Mock Caldecott. You can read about the books they read and critiqued… 746 more words

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The ALA Zine Pavilion Need Yer Zines!

The ALA Annual Conference will be held in San Francisco this summer, during PRIDE weekend, look out SF! I will be volunteering at the Zine Pavilion… 260 more words

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A loving voice

On Martin Luther King Day, I’m thinking about my friend, the children’s book author Mildred Pitts Walter.

In the late 1960’s when she was kindergarten teacher in Los Angeles and active in the Civil Rights struggle there, Mildred could not find books for children of color. 497 more words

Summing up 2014 with ALA

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. 104 more words


Kenneth Patchen's Influence on Bob Dylan

Reading Once Upon A Time: The Lives of Bob Dylan by Ian Bell last night in bed, half-drunk and dozing off, I was startled awake in an instant upon reading the following section: 237 more words