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Writers Against Racism: Author Ana Castillo REJECTED (Tucson HS)

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Over the weekend, I was catching up on my Facebook posts and resting. I had to cancel Jacquie Harvey’s interview for another day because I was truly exhausted.  Anyway, while trolling, I saw a post from YA author Matt de la Peña… How do you say no to Ana Castillo, Tucson? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-biggers/breaking-tucson-high-scho_b_1458984.html Tucson High School Blocks [...]

Writers Against Racism: Jacquie Harvey Teaser

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I had the pleasure to spend time with Australian author, Jacqueline Harvey. She’s an amazing literary talent (and storyteller!) who wrote the ALICE MIRANDA series [Random House]. New York City is just one Jacquie’s stops on her speaking engagements at schools across the country. And based on what I saw at my school, everyone LOVES [...]

Writers Against Racism: THE NEXT FULL MOON by Carolyn Turgeon

Shout outs to my loyal readers (and viewers)! Author Carolyn Turgeon was featured on my blog (in 2007!) and now I had the wonderful opportunity to meet her using Skype.

Writers Against Racism: STEM DAY Tomorrow @ Hewitt

Tomorrow, The Hewitt School will be hosting an all-day STEM program. In the morning, we will have a panel of distinguished conservationists from the Audubon Society. Please join us from 8:30 – 9:30. Here’s the ustream channel. Live video by Ustream

Writers Against Racism: TWICE AS GOOD by Richard Michelson (Continued)

This is the final segment of my interview with Rich. Thank you, Rich, for sharing this important story with my viewers and readers.

Writers Against Racism: TWICE AS GOOD by Rich Michelson

Writers Against Racism: Where have all the blogrolls gone? Long time…

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…u p d a t e d. Are your blogrolls updated? Well, since it’s spring and beautiful outside, let get some fresh and bold issues of diversity from the ‘sphere’, with particular attention on: YA Lit., publishing, issues in the news, controversial news, librarians on the move, book reviews and more! Here’s what I have this [...]

Writers Against Racism: TWICE AS GOOD by Richard Michelson and Illustrated by Eric Velasquez

It was a pleasure to interview author and poet, Richard Michelson, whose latest and beautifully illustrated book, TWICE AS GOOD [Sleeping Bear Press, 2012], tells the amazing story of yet another courageous African American man. Please watch the following footage of the story and stay tuned for my interview with Richard.

Writers Against Racism: SHIP OF SOULS by Zetta Elliott

SHIP OF SOULS by Zetta Elliott

Author Zetta Elliott has a new book out, SHIP OF SOULS, and in it she answers the question she asks herself when starting a new novel: “Whose voices do we not hear?”

Writers Against Racism: Chris Lehmann Discusses the N-Word

Really. He’s on point, too. By the way, Chris is the founding Principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA. Take a look.