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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
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
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