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Writers Against Racism: Natalie Warne Inspires Us To DO

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and gratitude, I have to post this TED video.  We’ve all seen tons of TED talks and most of them inspire adults to DO more.  Well this one,  with 20-year old Natalie Warne, inspires her generation of young people to find a passion and to get involved. (I saw it […]

Writers Against Racism: TEDxYouth@Hewitt 2011


On Saturday, November 19, students from all over the world participated in TEDxYouthDay. It was thrilling to watch The Hewitt School’s (my school) livestream of the event! Our gymnasium was literally transformed into a provocative day of BREAKthroughs.  Poets, bloggers, speakers, and several global-minded thinkers shared not only the bright ‘spotlight’, but the moment when […]

Writers Against Racism: SLJ Day of Dialog 2011: “Diversity in YA Literature”

I FOUND IT! This was the conference from last May that I wasn’t able to moderate: SLJ Day of Dialog 2011: “Diversity in YA Literature” Take a look. A wonderfully inspiring panel that really ‘gets it’, the importance of diversity in books.  And ONE, very kind panelist gave me the sweetest shout out. SLJ Day of Dialog 2011: […]

Writers Against Racism: Thank you, Brian Kenney!


If you haven’t yet read Brian Kenney’s farewell editorial (Yes. He’s leaving SLJ.  *sniff*), please do so – NOW –> HERE IT IS, as he reflects on his six years as Editor-in-Chief of SLJ. In What I [HE] Learned Along the Way, Brian explains why he’s leaving but  he also captures the essence and the magnificence […]

Writers Against Racism: Read Out Loud! (Photos from 2009)


If you are an author and would like to participate in this year’s READ OUT LOUD! Please contact Christine Petro: Director of Community Programs Morningside Area Alliance 90 Morningside Drive/Ste. 1A New York, NY 10027 Office: 212-749-3713 | Mobile: 814-289-6217 | Fax: 212-749-0842 Tweet

Writers Against Racism: READ OUT LOUD! by Christine Petro

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Christine’s Calling: A FEW GOOD Authors… Children’s authors and illustrators have the opportunity to appear at Read Out Loud!, a family literacy festival, on Saturday, December 3, 2011. This annual event draws hundreds of children (from toddlers to age 12) and their parents. Authors read aloud from their books, incorporating family-friendly activities and a book […]

Writers Against Racism: Book Delivery Programs

As seen on CBS2NY Getting Library Books To City Classroom