April 16, 2014

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Pick of the Day: Parrots Over Puerto Rico

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Detailed collages depict the parrots’ lives and struggles above human activities that have altered the island’s ecosystem over the centuries.

Pick of the Day: Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet

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A powerful and uplifting biography of a 19th-century slave who was also a talented artist.

News Bites: A New Award for Authors of Color

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The New Visions Award has been announced by Tu Books, the fantasy, science fiction, and mystery imprint of Lee & Low Books. It will be given for “a middle grade or young adult fantasy, science fiction, or mystery novel by a writer of color.” The winner will get $1000 and a publication contract; an honor award winner will get $500. Children of color should be able to identify with and relate to the novel. Authors submitting a novel must include a synopsis of the story and the first three chapters (don’t send the entire manuscript) by October 30.