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Writers Against Racism: News & Upcoming Events

1) Two W.A.R. authors, LINDA TRICE and CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD will speak Saturday , March 6, 2010 in Frederick, MD at the annual SCBWI conference. Both will offer workshops, critique manuscripts and speak at an author panel. The topic of the conference is DIVERSITY. For further information or to register contact the Regional Advisor: Edith Hemingway

2)  LOVE THIS ARTICLE…hence the large font. 😉

Celebrating Black History All Year Long! by Cheryl Willis Hudson

My article in praise of Black History Month is now posted to the PBS parent’s site with a nice little picture of my latest book My Friend Maya Loves to Dance in the upper right hand corner. I also talk about Maya  and some interesting commentary on "Whitewashing" YA book covers in an essay posted on PEN America’s page. This essay should be up for the duration of Black History Month. -Cheryl Willis Hudson

3) Paul Samuelson from Sourcebooks sent me the following advisory:

This week of techno fun is a national initiative aimed at teens, librarians, educators, and other concerned adults to encourage teens to take advantage of libraries’ nonprint resources. YALSA has a variety of different activities and suggestions which can be found
on their website.

 As you may have heard, Teen Tech Week, sponsored by YALSA (part of the American Library Association), will be taking place between March 7-13 and after looking through their materials, I realized that these activities can be easily implemented using our teen social network,!