My Boyfriend is a Monster #1: I Love Him to Pieces // Evonne Tsang

1) Culture or group portrayed Asian American 2) Bibliographic information Tsang, E. (2011). My Boyfriend is a Monster #1: I Love Him to Pieces. Minneapolis, MN: Graphic Universe. 3) Brief summary Outgoing Dicey Bell is the all-star female player on her school’s baseball team. Jack Chen is science aficionado who spends his free time conducting … Continue reading My Boyfriend is a Monster #1: I Love Him to Pieces // Evonne Tsang

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Discussion: School Libraries, Reforms, and Collaboration

With educational reforms, it is necessary for students to acquire and perform specific skills on cue. Tests are developed to gauge progress and assure that students are prepared to move forward with their education. The reforms have redirected benchmarks of the past: Kindergarteners were expected to focus on social skills, but new emphasis has been … Continue reading Discussion: School Libraries, Reforms, and Collaboration

“Finding Yourself in the Shelves: Diversity in Ethnicity and Language For Your Teens” at the ALA 2016 Orlando Conference.

At the ALA Conference in Orlando I attended a session called “Finding Yourself in the Shelves: Diversity in Ethnicity and Language For Your Teens.” This was a compelling discussion that emphasized the importance of diverse books for kids and young adults. The board was composed of a group of young adult writers from diverse backgrounds. … Continue reading “Finding Yourself in the Shelves: Diversity in Ethnicity and Language For Your Teens” at the ALA 2016 Orlando Conference.

No Two Alike // Keith Baker

Title: No Two Alike Author and Illustrator: Keith Baker Publisher: Beach Lane Books Year of Publication: 2011 No Two Alike is a children's non-fiction concept picture book intended for PreK through grade 2. Baker uses large pictures that extend simple text to convey the concept that though many things are similar, nothing is exactly alike. … Continue reading No Two Alike // Keith Baker

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret // Judy Blume

Title: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Author: Judy Blume Publisher: Random House Year of publication: 1970 Blume's popular novel, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, is a middle-grade novel that can be appreciated by children and young adults from about 4th grade on. It's the story of Margaret, a sixth grader trying … Continue reading Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret // Judy Blume

The Little Prince // Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Title: The Little Prince Author and Illustrator: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Translator: Katherine Woods Publisher: Harcourt The story begins with the tale of a whimsical child excited to share his drawings of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant. The adults in his life don't understand his drawing, seeing only a hat, and encourage the boy to … Continue reading The Little Prince // Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Golden Sandal A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story // Rebecca Hickox

Title: The Golden Sandal A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story Author: Rebecca Hickox Illustrator: Will Hillenbrand Publisher: Holiday House Year of Publication: 1998 Hickox adapted this picture book from an Arabic folk tale called “The Little Red Fish and the Clog of Gold.” This picture book is a wonderful addition to any introductory lesson on traditional … Continue reading The Golden Sandal A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story // Rebecca Hickox