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Writers Against Racism: Bowllan’s Blog Bids Farewell

After seven (wonderful) years of blogging for School Library Journal, I have made the difficult decision to resign from Bowllan’s Blog. UGH! It was certainly a decision that was mine and mine alone and one that I toiled with for weeks.  Let me first say that School Library Journal is an amazing establishment with stellar folks at  the helm.  They have supported me and provided me with a much needed platform to share with readers  the necessary issues affecting our world.  So thank you, SLJ, for recognizing the importance of DIVERSITY in this literary-driven world we live in.

Actually, if you want to know the truth, my decision to move on came as a shock to me and I think I am still in shock.  But as I was reflecting on my seven year anniversary and my  inaugural post from May of 2005, entitled Our Journey Continues – at that moment I realized that my own journey needs to continue and now is the the time to start moving on.  Have I defined that journey yet? No. That will come in time.


While there are too many people to thank, I would like to thank YOU, my devoted readers, who stayed with me during these long and (sometimes winding) roads.  Life is never a straight line and neither is blogging, but I am most grateful that I  had this ride with you.

Until we meet again, remember "Even the smallest crayon leaves a mark." -Amy Bowllan


  1. Deborah Evans says

    I will miss your blog; it’s been a wonderful resource for me. I wish you all the best in your new adventures!

  2. bherrera says

    You have been a window I have used to view the world as it should be and you have often been my reminder to continue working to fight for changes until the world more closely resembles that view I see through the window. Through you I have found, or been reminded of, so many great and diverse visions expressed in words, pictures and movies. Please keep in touch with this far south part of the country and let me know what wonderful things you become a part of. I must tell you that you have been a connection to the literary world for me, and you will always have a special place in my heart through your courage and also through our mutual friend, George Stanley. Anyone he recommended must be extraordinary, and you are an exemplary example of his good taste. Best of luck in your next journey and send me ‘postcards’ along the way.

  3. Amy, it has been a pleasure getting to know you and to fight the good fight with you! I wish you continued success in all that lies ahead!

  4. Lisa Von Drasek Practically Paradise says

    Amy, I remember years ago sitting beside you at the first SLJ Leadership Summit. We were both blogging, me for DeepThinking at the time. It has been an amazing run of blogging. I will miss your posts.

  5. Amy… you’re a champion of What Matters and I’m grateful to you for helping others to see What Matters, too.

    Best wishes!


  6. Amy, you’ve blessed us all. Thank you so much! Looking forward to your next chapter.

  7. Thank you for all of your amazing work over the past 7 years! Good luck to you with your next chapter!


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