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More summer reading

So, I’m getting my child ready for her first jaunt to sleep-away camp and am filled with pride that first on her packing list – not the camp’s – is a stack of books for downtime. 147 more words

Musings On Literature

2014 Reading Challenge: June

Participants in our 2014 Latin@s in Kid Lit Reading Challenge are out of control in the best possible way! Take a look at the variety of books that were read in June, which happens to be the half-way point of the challenge.  111 more words

Latin@ Literature

Jersey girl

Let me preface this by saying I am not a Jersey girl. Heck, I’m not really a New Yorker.

But last weekend I attended my third NJSCBWI conference, and it was fantastic! 259 more words

Writing Help

The 2014 International Latino Book Awards Winners!!

Below are the first place winners of the 16th Annual International Latino Book Awards in the children’s, youth, and young adult categories. If you click on the images, you will be taken to Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon for more information. 299 more words

Latin@ Literature

The Savages by Matt Whyman

Behold the power of the inside jacket of a book. I went to the crack whorehouse AKA bookstore on my lunch break to just look around. 228 more words

Young Adult

Political violence from a child's eyes: I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosín

I first read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank in third grade. I distinctly remember thinking it was a FAT book. Child view of the world right there. 667 more words

Children's Books

MMGM Review & Giveaway: EYE OF THE STORM by Kate Messner

I promised that the next time I had an MMGM it would include a giveaway, so here we go. It’s another one of my Scholastic Warehouse Sale finds–EYE OF THE STORM by Kate Messner! 586 more words