A “Wall Street Journal” article profiling kid lit “rock stars” who are all white men angered readers. it also prompted soul-searching about diversity in the profession—and a push for solutions.
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First and foremost, this: That would be Kadir Nelson’s tribute to the Schomburg Library in NYC. A couple things to note about it. First, in an amazing bit of research you can see that he includes both the old Schomburg Library (now overrun with ivy) and the new Schomburg together at the bottom. Second, the […]
“Library Journal” Movers & Shakers and “Dr. Who” fans Matthew Winner and Sherry Gick show commitment to their profession with freshly inked tattoos that say “Mover and Shaker” in Gallifreyean.
On April 19th of this past year I hosted a Children’s Literary Salon at NYPL called Podcasting Children’s Books: Ins and Outs, Ups and Downs. Unlike a lot of my Salons, this one was actually recorded and turned into a podcast here. Why am I telling you all this? Because that podcaster, one Matthew Winner, […]
The ISTE session “Teaching Kids to Harness Technology to Solve Global Problems” showed how a group of Michigan fifth and sixth graders used compassion, curiosity, and 21st-century skills to raise money and buy a tractor for a village in Zambia.
If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be, and how would you do it? Teacher librarians Sherry Gick and Matthew Winner are asking students this very question with a collaborative, student-driven initiative they’re calling GeniusCon.