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Giving Back At Its Best

Not only is John Wood, (a former software executive at Microsoft) helping to build more than 2,600 libraries in remote Nepalese schools, he's also giving 1,700 girls scholarships to receive the gift of education.   Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children -Amy Bowllan

Giving Back At Its Best

Not only is John Wood, (a former software executive at Microsoft) helping to build more than 2,600 libraries in remote Nepalese schools, he's also giving 1,700 girls scholarships to receive the gift of education.   Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children -Amy Bowllan

Flash Version Of Google Earth

Here's a great way to teach lower school students about the continents and oceans without having to download the full version of Google Earth on every computer. Although I am sure there's probably an even easier way to "ghost it" to each station. I am just not sure what it is.  Anyway, try Google Flash Earth!  -Amy Bowllan

Flash Version Of Google Earth

Here's a great way to teach lower school students about the continents and oceans without having to download the full version of Google Earth on every computer. Although I am sure there's probably an even easier way to "ghost it" to each station. I am just not sure what it is.  Anyway, try Google Flash Earth!  -Amy Bowllan

Meet Charles V. Stanhope From The National Book Festival…Coming 9/30/06

A.B.  Please explain to SLJ blog readers just what it takes to "pull off" an event like the National Book Festival. C.S. "The National Book Festival, now in its sixth year, has become virtually a non-stop, year-long initiative for the Library of Congress. The pace slows slightly each fall after the Festival occurs, but shortly [...]

Meet Charles V. Stanhope From The National Book Festival…Coming 9/30/06

A.B.  Please explain to SLJ blog readers just what it takes to "pull off" an event like the National Book Festival. C.S. "The National Book Festival, now in its sixth year, has become virtually a non-stop, year-long initiative for the Library of Congress. The pace slows slightly each fall after the Festival occurs, but shortly [...]

"Two Lives Braided Together"

As tragedy unfolds,  two sisters are able to keep their family ties together, in this brilliantly written, new release by Helen Frost…The Braid.  A.B.Why The Braid? Why Now? H.F. "I’m fascinated with the ways that lives of Americans weave together many different cultural influences. I began writing this story thinking it would be Part 1 of a [...]

"Two Lives Braided Together"

As tragedy unfolds,  two sisters are able to keep their family ties together, in this brilliantly written, new release by Helen Frost…The Braid.  A.B.Why The Braid? Why Now? H.F. "I’m fascinated with the ways that lives of Americans weave together many different cultural influences. I began writing this story thinking it would be Part 1 of a [...]

The SLJ Blog Remembers… September 11, 2001

The SLJ Blog Remembers… September 11, 2001