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What I’ve Been Reading: Graphic Novels

Hey! I’m home sick today for something between horrible body aches, stomachache, and the need for an emotional pressure-free day after giving a whole lot of support to my partner, who is in the thick of grieving after a recent death. A lot has been going on. I went to my first convention this weekend, … Continue reading

Picture Book Catch-Up: Texts Concerning Imagination and Adaptation
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Picture Book Catch-Up: Texts Concerning Imagination and Adaptation

I will be presenting on diverse books again in October for the Minnesota Library Association Conference, yay! I had applied for two group presentations, and unfortunately I will not be talking about work at my library, Science House, as well, but I am super-psyched to be doing booktalks again. Our book-talker for picture books last … Continue reading

Reader Response: October Mourning A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman
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Reader Response: October Mourning A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman

October Mourning by Lesléa Newman Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2012 ISBN 978-0-7636-5807-6 *Please note that the following post may contain spoilers and does not summarize the text, as it was written as part of my coursework for LIS 7220 Materials for Young Adults, and the first group of intended readers are my professor and classmates, who should … Continue reading

Reader Response: The Good Braider by Terry Farish
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Reader Response: The Good Braider by Terry Farish

The Good Braider by Terry Farish New York: Amazon Children’s Publishing, 2012 ISBN 978-0-7614-6267-5 *Please note that the following post may contain spoilers and does not summarize the text, as it was written as part of my coursework for LIS 7220 Materials for Young Adults, and the first group of intended readers are my professor and … Continue reading

Seed Library
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Seed Library

  Check out some gardening experience! For kids…? I just read an article about a fantastic seed library collection in Arizona. As a lover of both libraries and seeds (my apartment is full of them, unfortunately unplanted and some getting rather old), this seems like an amazing idea.   Image courtesy of Jacci Howard Bear http://desktoppub.about.com/Continue reading