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CLASC on Goodreads

Hello, CLASC folks!

A quick status update: thanks to the efforts of the lively and wise Bookdragon Rebecca, CLASC is now on Goodreads! Come visit us if you would like to check out the books we bring to our weekly meetings or see ratings and lists that we haven’t turned into blog posts (yet). 15 more words


Black Joy

I was intrigued by an ad I saw this fall for the book Crown, for which the author and illustrator earned several honors at this month’s… 834 more words

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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

11-year-old Delphine is excited to spend the summer in California with her sisters. She quickly learns that her mother has no intention of taking care of them. 414 more words

Collection Development

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson - New Title Tuesday

I didn’t know that Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson Young Adult was part one of a planned trilogy when I first picked it up, but it makes sense that it would be.  641 more words

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Black Boys Matter

“First day of school” picture books are a pretty basic staple of children’s publishing. If a book about a new character does well, a common second act is So-and-so Goes to School (or Celebrates a Holiday or Has a New Baby Brother/Sister). 947 more words

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Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

In the midst of WWII, German scientists discover the potential to unleash massive amounts of energy from a nuclear chain reaction and the race is on to build the world’s most destructive weapon. 488 more words

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Theme Two Blog Post

Theme Two: Managing and evaluating reference services

It takes time …

Just tell me what to do and I’ll do it! In my library course last summer, the instructor talked about the importance of meeting early in September with teachers to determine where and how we might work together. 1,126 more words