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Review: Spies of Mississippi

Spies of Mississippi:  The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement by Rick Bowers. National Geographic Society (2010). Copy provided by friend. It’s About: In 1956, the Governor of Mississippi, J.P. Coleman, signed the executive order to create the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission. The Commission was “a special […]

Liz B at YA Librarian Tales

I had the privilege of being interviewed by Sarah at YA Librarian Tales for her “Life Behind the Reference Desk” series. If you want to learn more about my day job — being a children’s / teen services librarian at a regional library for the blind and physically handicapped — go over to YA Librarian Tales […]

Review: They Called Themselves The K.K.K.

They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group by Susan Campbell Bartoletti,  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2010).  Copy from a friend. Nominated for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. It’s About: “Boys, let us get up a club.” In May, 1866, six Confederate soldiers started a “social club.” Bartoletti […]


The Cybils have announced the shortlists! As a quick recap, Cybils is the Children’s and Young Adult Book Bloggers’ Literary Awards. Books are nominated in the fall in different categories; a panel of bloggers reads those books and creates a shortlist, announced on January 1; a second panel reads those shortlists and picks a winner. […]