Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month

The month of May has been full of celebrations of Asian American Pacific Heritage Island month. I can’t say I often find much that highlights Pacific Island Heritage. It’s estimated that the Pacific Islands consist of 20,000-30,000 islands and is divided into three specific regions: Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Three blogs I would suggest following… Read More Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month

May News from USBBY

We are excited about the upcoming IBBY Regional Conference in St. Louis,  October  18-20, 2013.  Early bird registration ends June 16.  Please spread the word so people can save $35-$40 if you are a member or non-member.  The line up of general session speakers is quite amazing and includes:  Ashley Bryan, Pat Mora, Katherine Paterson,… Read More May News from USBBY

Life’s Randomness

I was running just a little late yesterday, looking forward to meeting with a colleague for breakfast yesterday morning. I still swear I’m not a morning person, but I enjoy early morning workouts and breakfasts! I was a bit surprised to see that a tree had fallen overnight and was quite shocked when I stood… Read More Life’s Randomness


CONGRATULATIONS, COURTNEY YOUNG, AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT ELECT! Do chefs and other food professionals remain able to enjoy their parents and grandparents home cooking? I’m watching Guy Fieri cook with his mom today and these are his recipes, he’s in charge. Makes me wonder if he still likes his mom’s cooking. He’s not the only… Read More SundayMorningReads