Category Archives: Books

Books for Kids: Empathy, Diversity and the Immigrant Experience

In the past months, many organizations have published lists of YA and kids books focused on diversity, understanding the immigrant experience and developing empathy. For a project I’m working on, I merged a selection of these lists (see below) and … Continue reading

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Powerful Book Lists & Handy Library Extension for Chrome

One response to the political chaos of the last few weeks has been the publication of many wonderful lists of books that encourage reading more diversely.  The four lists below focus on works that celebrate Black Voices, Refugees from all … Continue reading

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New York State Children’s Choice Book Award is Back!

After a 2 year hiatus, the New York State 3 Apples Book Award is back! Started in 2007 by the school library and youth services sections of the New York Library Association, the award celebrates the joys of reading for … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Book Lists

Thanks Obama! Recently, the NYTimes published two wonderful pieces sharing how  important reading has always been to President Obama. Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean to Him In the interview … Continue reading

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Book Riot’s 2017 Read Harder Book Challenge

BookRiot has posted it’s 3rd annual Read Harder Challenge. A list of 24 reading tasks to challenge you through the year. Read a book for each task or use a single book to meet multiple challenges. There’s a GoodReads group … Continue reading

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Amazon pulls the plug on Lendle.me

UPDATE – 3/23/2011- Lendle.me is back up! Hooray. Lendle.me, one of the new and very popular ebook lending services, was shut down today. Amazon has pulled the plug on them. The API that connects them to the Amazon database has … Continue reading

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