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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 […]

Writers Against Racism: 2012 Children’s Choice Book Awards (Video Clips)

I managed to pull together just a few highlights from last night’s Children’s Choice Book Awards. You’ll have to pardon some of the shakiness, as I was using my iPhone and the battery – well, you know how that goes.  The video does, however, give you a glimpse inside this night of the literary stars. […]

Writers Against Racism: 2012 Children’s Choice Book Awards (photos)

I am grateful to Robin Adelson, Executive Director of Children’s Book Council and Every Child A Reader, for inviting me to a wonderful evening in Celebration of Children’s Book Week. It was a night to remember!  Once my videos are finished downloading, I will share some clips from the awards presentation but in the meantime, […]

Writers Against Racism: My Interview on Ninon Speaks

On April 18, 2010 2012, I was interviewed on the internet show, NinonSpeaks.  Ninon DeVere De Rosa took me back in time to my tennis playing days and my life as an undercover journalist. Take a look. (full version) by RCRN

Writers Against Racism: Character Animator and Activist, James Parris Visits Bowllan’s Blog

“James Parris was born to A Doctor/Nurse couple in New York City. He attended the prestigious High School of Art & Design, where he studied drawing and painting. He continued his Illustration studies at Pratt Institute, before diving into the world of Character Animation. At the Walt Disney Feature Animation Studio, James contributed to the […]

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

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? Tucson High School Blocks […]

Writers Against Racism: Jacquie Harvey Teaser

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. 🙂