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(Her) Stories: Women’s Memoirs 

I wanted to curate a collection on women’s memoirs because of my interest in personal histories and their impact on communities. These stories can teach us about our neighbors, ourselves, and our collective hopes and dreams. Personal narratives can also offer a voice to those …

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Staff Picks: Award-Winning Children’s Books to Read Again and Again 

Colorful bookmarks paired with new, acclaimed children's books display information about the awards represented in our collection. September is a month of new starts for many, especially those returning to school. What could be better than kicking things off with new books? At the beginning of the month, Kaitlin and I launched a collection featuring recent …

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Teaching Graphic Novels 

Readers can't seem to get enough graphic novels, and luckily, the number of superb graphic novels appears to be multiplying exponentially every year. This is good news for teachers, since there are about a hundred reasons to use graphic novels in the classroom; one big reason being that graphic novels are frequently highly relatable, which …

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Colorín Colorado…: Author study, Eric Velasquez 

About the Author: Eric is a native new yorker of Afro-Puertorican heritage.  He grew up in Harlem and uses much of his childhood memories as centerpieces for his books.  He earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1983. Books at TC: Champion: The story of Muhammad Ali Curr GV1132.A44 H36 2002 (2nd, …

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Colorín Colorado…: Author study, Carmen Agra Deedy 

About the Author: Of Cuban descent, Carmen Agra Deedy is the author or many children's books and has won numerous awards for her work.  Although some of her books touch upon Latino themes, many of her books contain general themes interesting to children.  As a teacher, I can tell you that her book, "The Library …

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Colorín Colorado…: Author study, Alma Flor Ada 

About the Author: Of  Cuban descent, Alma Flor Ada is the author of numerous children's books and adult literature in both English and Spanish.  Most themes draw from her own or students' experiences as Latinos in both the United States and Latin America. Books at TC: My name is Maria Isabel Call #: Juv PZ7.A1857 …

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Mermaids are really in right now 

…Also seals. My younger brother, a college freshman in Brooklyn, volunteers for 826 Valencia, a young adult writing center in Park Slope. He recently participated in a Halloween event where kids 6-9 years old were asked to pen scary short stories. "Twilight has ruined civilization," he grumbled upon returning that afternoon. "These kids only want …

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