Margarita Engle is the Cuban-American winner of the first Newbery Honor ever awarded to a Latino. Her award winning young adult novels in verse include The Surrender Tree, The Poet Slave of Cuba, Tropical Secrets, and The Firefly Letters. Engle’s most recent books are The Lightning Dreamer and When You Wander. Her new middle grade… Read More About Courage #3: Margarita Engle
Zetta Elliott earned her PhD in American Studies from NYU in 2003; she has taught at Ohio University, Louisiana State University, Mount Holyoke College, Hunter College, and Bard High School Early College. She currently teaches in the Center for Ethnic Studies at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Her essays have appeared in School Library Journal,… Read More About Courage #2: Zetta Elliott
Courage has been my word for 2013. I can’t remember the signs that told me this would be my word, but I do remember that I didn’t want it. It wasn’t glamorous enough. Probably in thinking I didn’t want the word, I realized I needed to embrace it. People rarely, if ever, admit to their… Read More About Courage #1
I didn’t post my usual rambling post yesterday, so here it goes today! I’m working from home this week, working to get an article completed and ready for submission. I’ve got to clear my mind and my ‘to do’ list so I can concentrate on what I need to get done. I’ve been stalling. My… Read More Monday Meanderings
‘The brave may not live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all.’ – Ashley L. I’ve had thoughts lately about what I shoulda and what I coulda done. I have a fantastic plan to distribute books to high schools in IN once BFYA is done, but I shoulda sent them out during the year… Read More Woulda Shoulda Coulda and Courageously So!