Going on 13 Directed by: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Dawn Valadez Interests: African American, Coming of Age, Documentary, Female Directors, Latino, Social Issues, Teens, Women, Youth Ariana, Isha, Rosie, and Esme are young girls who are followed for four years as they navigate the precarious path to womanhood and, in Valadez’ and Guevara-Flanagan’s expert hands, breathe… Read More New Movie
Skipping Stones An International Multicultural Magazine recently awarded its 2007 Skipping Stone Honor Awards. Among the winners were the follow books for YAs: Chess Rumble by G. Neri, illustr. Jesse Joshua Watson. Lee and Low; http://www.leeandlow.com. Ages 11-15. ISBN: 978-1-58430-279-7 Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer, a biography by Gretchen Woelfle. Calkins Creek/ Boyds Mills Press; http://www.boydsmillspress.com.… Read More Skipping Stone Award Winners
An excellent article from ALAN on Latino/a literature as critical fiction and how we, as those who guide young people to these works, can better understand the author’s meaning and intent.
La Bloga is one of my favorite blogs! Posts usually consist of several different items of interest and this month is no exception. I found a new book for YA’s by Sandra Lopez, a new play by Carmen Aguirre (who starred in Quinceañera) and perused a great list titles that will be read by the… Read More Blog of the Week