review: Silver People

title: Silver People author: Margarita Engle date: HMH Children’s Books; March 2013 main character: Mateo “Strange as it seems, the ‘globalization’ of international trade did not begin with the Internet but was launched a century ago when a new waterway suddenly made the world seem small.” This line ends Silver People, the story of the… Read More review: Silver People

Librarian Amy Cheney

“Youth of color have much more frequent contact with the justice system than white youth. Black youth account for 16% of the youth population, but represent 28% of juvenile arrests, 37% of the detained population, 38% of those in residential treatment, and 58% of youth committed to state adult prison”. These numbers originated in The… Read More Librarian Amy Cheney


#WeNeedDiverseBooks formed in direct response to the all white male panel selected to be the voice of kidlit at BookCon. The movement happened because so many people are so tired of the lack of books that feature characters of diverse ethnicity, sexual preference or religion. This issue is simply the tip of the iceberg and… Read More SundayMorningReads

Diversity in Action

Passion to a cause exhibits itself in dedicated performance. I think what I like most about blogging is that it allows me to talk with others while I’m talking to myself. I need to keep getting involved in various capacities to continue to dialog regarding the lack of presence of authors of color in young… Read More Diversity in Action