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Writers Against Racism: Scholarships for Students with Disabilities (Time Sensitive)

Romeo Riley by April M. Whitt is a teacher of students with Special Needs and new Children’s Author

A friend of mine tweeted about this wonderful opportunity for students with disabilities: Scholarships for Students with Disabilities The ChairScholars Foundation provides scholarships for college or vocational training to low-income students with severe physical disabilities – allowing them the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Any motivated young person with a physical disability and a dream […]

Writers Against Racism: Hope for Arfa

Arfa Karim Randhawa, the 16-year-old computer programming prodigy from Pakistan, is making miraculous progress – according to doctors. Please read the following GeekWire article for updates. Go, Arfa!!!

Writers Against Racism: Bowllan Is Off and Running in the New Year (2012)

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As I humbly reflect on 2011, all I can say is thanks!  Friends and family came out of the woodwork to help me get through this breast cancer journey and now I want to give back.  As of now, I am exploring two initiatives that I will keep you posted on as they develop. Being […]

Writers Against Racism: Harlem’s Librarian Inspires Through Strong Voices

“There is a sweet spirit in this place,” Dr. Cornel West Thanks to Librarian Paul McIntosh, students at the Harlem’s Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts and Frederick Douglass Academy II were treated to wise words from Princeton professor, Dr. Cornel West, who inspired and challenged the students (and staff) to think beyond their […]

Writers Against Racism: 2011 W.A.R. Person of the Year Award


The posthumous award goes to the late George E Stanley, for whom without his literary efforts to combat racism, this Writers Against Racism series would never have started. “I still think the best approach is the one you’ve started here, Amy, which is to bring to everyone’s attention writers of color who are writing about young people of […]

Writers Against Racism: Hearts Go Out To Young Programmer

I’ve been following this heartbreaking story first seen by Todd Bishop from GeekWire. He writes about a young Pakistani girl whose extraordinary programming skills far surpassed her years. Now, she is fighting for her life. “Computer programming prodigy Arfa Karim Randhawa, a 16-year-old girl from Pakistan who seven years ago became the youngest Microsoft Certified […]

Writers Against Racism: Diversify Your Bulletin Boards by Joseph O. Iannacone


If you are a teacher, you know about those new year resolutions.  This year… I will LIVEN up my bulletin boards! I will be original! I WILL! I WILL! I WILL! Yeah. Yeah. And we never do.  SO, whenever I see a winning bulletin board, I do my best to squeeze them into Bowllan’s Blog.  […]

Writers Against Racism: Walter Dean Myers Announcement

Congratulations,  Walter Dean Myers, who was named New National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2012-2013.  “Prolific Author Chooses “Reading Is Not Optional” as Banner for Platform” (comes via Goodman Media press release)