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Art Worth Millions

On May 4th, I posted a blog about the 2017 Caldecott Medal Award winner, Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. You can see it… 133 more words


through my fingers.

maurice sendak’s

“where the wild things are”

was initially pitched as

 “where the wild horses are”

his editor loved the pitch but

sendak could not draw horses… 37 more words


A Chair for My Mother

Williams, Vera B. A Chair for My Mother. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1982.

Happy Mother’s Day! I am home with my family today.  I feel surrounded by love.  290 more words

Good Books

Book Review: Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe

Reviewed by Sujei Lugo and Lila Quintero Weaver

DESCRIPTION FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. 1,265 more words

Latinx Literature

Review: Freedom in Congo Square

Freedom in Congo Square

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Illustrator: R. Gregory Christie

Published in 2016 by Little Bee Books

Freedom in Congo Square is a vibrantly illustrated book written in the form of rhyming couplets about the history of Congo Square in New Orleans. 134 more words

Book Review

Arbor Day and Tree Activities

Friday, April 28, is National Arbor Day in the US. It’s a perfect time to read A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry, and spend some time studying trees! 223 more words

Children's Literature

Review: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

Author: John Steptoe

Published in 1987 by Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard Books

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters is an African tale that tells the story of two sisters who are both eligible to marry the king and become the new queen. 163 more words

Book Review