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Writers Against Racism: Summer Reading Lists For Parents

It’s “that MOST WONDERFUL time of the year!” <– Great commercial

And as teachers are now underway, preparing all the trimmings for a bountiful list of summer reading materials for students, my recommendation is FOR YOU to create your own list, and check it twice.

What on earth is Bowllan talkin’ about?!

Well, in an effort to have a diversified list of books for your child(ren) to choose from this summer, you need to be proactive with the school they attend. You need to make suggestions as to what you want to see added to these lists by visiting blogs and talking to librarians who can help steer you in the right direction. I am in the process of compiling a ‘go-to’ K-12 reading list as to how to proceed.

Starting with…

Ira Socol’s Diverse Summer Reading List

Doret’s Amazing K-12 Reading List

More later…

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Comments

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  2. Kelly says:

    Amen, Amy! Thanks for this. If you need help, let me know. Appreciate all you do.

  3. A scholarship you may like:

    Bridgestone Safety Scholars Contest (Deadline: July 1, 2010)
    Scholarship is open to legal permanent residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, ages 16 through 21. Website: http://www.safetyscholarsvideo.com/

    Help Johnny Scholarship (Apply After: June15, 2010)
    This $5000 scholarship is available to any student that is 19 years or under, as of October 25, 2010 and is renewable. Website: http://www.studentscholarships.org/helpjohnny.php

    National Foundation for Women Legislators (Deadline: July 30, 2010)
    If you are a female High School junior or senior, class of 2010 or 2011, you are eligible to participate. The seven scholarship winners will receive a $3,000 unrestricted scholarship.

  4. I wholeheartedly agree with you. As a public librarian, this year I suggested to our local school district that they include more diversity in the summer reading lists and offered links to several sources. The advice was well-received. I have not seen the resulting lists yet, but hope that I’ve made a positive difference. I’d love to see your suggestions, but sadly, your links do not appear to be working.

    • Amy Bowllan says:

      Thanks so much! I will check on the links to see why they are not working. We have transitioned to a new blog platform and we’re working out the kinks.