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Review of the Day: Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji by F. Zia

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Hot, Hot Rot for Dada-ji By F. Zia Illustrated by Ken Min Lee & Low Books $17.95 ISBN: 978-1-60060-443-0 For ages 4-8 On shelves May 2011 It’s not that contemporary picture books featuring Indian-American characters don’t exist. Even off the top of my head I’m able to instantly conjure up titles like Mama’s Saris or […]

Review of the Day: Layla’s Head Scarf by Miriam Cohen

Layla’s Head Scarf By Miriam Cohen Illustrated by Ronald Himler Star Bright Books $15.95 ISBN: 978-1059572-177-8 Ages 4-8 On shelves now. Picture books serve all kinds of purposes. Some are meant to entertain. Others to instruct. Some deal with concrete subjects, and others are more emotional. Today I was asked at my library to come […]

Review of the Day: Rain Play by Cynthia Cotten

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Rain Play By Cynthia Cotten Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe Henry Holt and Company $16.95 ISBN:978-0-8050-6795-8 Ages 3-8 On shelves now I was working the reference desk of the library one day when a boy that couldn’t have been more than seven-years-old came up to me. He had that deadly serious look to his face that […]

Columbus Day Review: A Coyote Columbus Story by Thomas King

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A Coyote Columbus Story By Thomas King Illustrated by William Kent Monkman Groundwood Books $6.95 978-0-88899-830-9 Ages 5 and up On shelves now Happy Fiorello H. LaGuardia Day!* One of the perks that came with attending the Kidlitosphere Conference was free goodies.  For example, Ellen Klages was kind enough to hand me The Coyote Road: […]

Labor Day Recommendations (Part Two)

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Si, Se Puede!  Yes We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. By Diana Cohn Illustrated by Francisco Delgado Essay by Luis J. Rodriguez Cinco Puntos Press $7.95 ISBN: 978-0938317890 Ages 4-8 On shelves now In discussing not only the Justice For Janitors Campaign of 2000 but also the need for strong unions in America today, this […]