Tagged with " African American"

Author Focus: Poet Nikki Grimes

Author Focus: Poet Nikki Grimes

It is important that children see themselves, and others different from them, in the books they read. In other words, […]

Dec 7, 2015     No Comments
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Kingdoms of Imagination

Kingdoms of Imagination

“All you need is your imagination…”  Christopher Myers Two recent books provide a glimpse into extraordinary, imaginary worlds. In our ordinary world, where so […]

Aug 24, 2015     No Comments
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Children’s Books Featuring Biracial and Multiracial Families

Children’s Books Featuring Biracial and Multiracial Families

A few months ago, a parent approached me at the end of a workshop with a question. She wanted to […]

Aug 10, 2015     2 Comments
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Author speaks about Robert Churchwell, local hero

Author speaks about Robert Churchwell, local hero

Saturday, July 25, 2015 10:00 a.m. Main Library Auditorium Savannah has lost everything important to her.  Her father’s recent death and her […]

Jul 8, 2015     No Comments
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Voices from the March

Voices from the March

March 5th is the 50th anniversary of crossing of Edmond Pettus Bridge, much talked about this year because of the movie Selma. For […]

Mar 5, 2015     No Comments
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In Praise of Books

In Praise of Books

Adora Dupree was a poet and storyteller from East Tennessee who wrote praise poetry. Taken from West African oral traditions, these […]

Mar 2, 2015     No Comments
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Diversity in Books: Mirrors and Windows

Diversity in Books: Mirrors and Windows

  Tuesday, January 27th was Multi-Cultural Children’s Book Day, and so we focus on diversity today. Sharon Draper, author of many […]

Jan 29, 2015     No Comments
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Summer Memories

Summer Memories

What I remember about summer as a child is sitting outdoors sipping tea, eating corn-on-the-cob and watermelon, followed by hand-cranked ice cream and […]

Jul 10, 2014     No Comments
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Women’s History Month: Trailblazers

Women’s History Month: Trailblazers

This week’s Women’s History Month post is dedicated to some female trailblazers that opened the way for today’s women and helped to shape America into the land […]

Mar 17, 2014     No Comments
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Books for the Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington

Books for the Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. On August 28, 1963, thousands […]

Aug 26, 2013     No Comments
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Bringing Books to Life

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