I recently posted an interview with Crystal Allen (who happens to blog at The BrownBooksShelf) and I felt bad that I hadn’t read The Laura Line and couldn’t review it. So, I reached out to Olugbemisola Amusashonubi-Perkovich (who also blogs at The BrownBookShelf) and she helped me find a most skilled young lady to write a… Read More Guest Reviewer: The Laura Line
Have you been following #WeNeedDiverseBooks on FB or Tumblr? They’ve been coming up with spot on books pairs this summer. The WNDB Team has most recently been joined by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton. the Cake Literary Ladies! You know everything is bigger in Texas, including the state’s annual library conference. TLA has got to… Read More Sunday Morning Reads
Crystal Allen writes middle grade/young YA fiction that break the mold of what we too often find in children’s literature. I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing The Laura Line which was released in 2013. Thirteen-year-old Laura Dyson wants two things in life: to be accepted by her classmates and to be noticed by baseball star… Read More Meet Crystal Allen!
The Call for Proposals to present at the Fifth REFORMA National Conference (RNC5) taking place in San Diego, CA, April 1-4, 2015, is now open! REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking Please visit the website below to get the information and send your proposals for leading… Read More call for proposals: REFORMA
Title: Naughts and Crosses author: Malorie Blackman date: 2001; Simon and Schuster main character: Callum McGregor Crosses and naughts. Blacks and whites. Crosses and noughts is the British name for tic tac toe. Malorie Blackman uses the title to describe an alternative universe where Blacks are superior to Whites with Jim Crow type… Read More review: Naughts and Crosses