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April 23, 2014

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Fusenews: Abundant Smart Cookies

Fusenews: Abundant Smart Cookies

Oh, what fun we shall have now that the weather is better.  Here in New York spring sprang yesterday and all the New Yorkers, as one, exhaled in relief.  We are perfectly aware that it can’t last (can anything?) but we’re enjoying it while we can.  So sit back and glue your eyes to a [...]

Pick of the Day: Darius & Twig (Audio)

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Darius and Twig both dream of leaving their poor neighborhood for better and safer lives. Narrator Brandon Gill does a great job differentiating between the two boys as they make their way through the obstacles set before them. Be sure to read the review of the audiobook version of Walter Dean Myers’s novel.

Pick of the Day: We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart (Audiobook)

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We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart. By Walter Dean Myers. CD. 33:51 min. with hardcover book. Live Oak Media. 2012. ISBN 978-1-4301-1112-2. $29.95.
Gr 3 Up–The sweeping scope of Myers’s free verse poems (HarperCollins, 2011) is captured beautifully and interpreted dramatically on this CD by a diverse cast of narrators. This eminently patriotic book celebrates free expression and attempts to paint with word pictures the depth and breadth of the varied American experience. Rarely are all ethnicities given voice [...]

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

Writers Against Racism: 2012 Childrens 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. [...]