Daily Archives: October 24, 2008

Mitali Perkins On Writing Race

Very, very thoughtful post: Ten Tips On Writing Race in Novels.

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A River of Words

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams is a pitch-perfect picture-book biography.  Illustrator Melissa Sweet has visually captured the art of this spare yet gorgeous poet.  Author Jen Bryan simply yet eloquently presents William’s life in a way that is perfect for young readers.  Not just the typical picture book audience either. This is a book for anyone who loves Willams’ work, wants to see a fabulous illustrator at work. an elegant writer of biography for children, or just wants to learn about a remarkable American.

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New Kids on the Block

YA Superstar Librarians Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan have just started their blog, Bookends.  They’ve already got posts up about many of my favorite books of the year.

Then there is my neighbor, the terrific Bank Street Librarian Lisa Von Drasek with her new blog, EarlyWord.

Welcome Cindy, Lynn, and Lisa to this wonderful virtual world!


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