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Weekly JACBA Newsletter 22May2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / May 22, 2015

Claudette Colvin: Meet the Teenager who Inspired Rosa Parks Though inspired by Colvin they went with Rosa Parks because, as Colvin explained in an interview with NPR, “[t]hey thought I would be too militant for them. They wanted someone mild and genteel like Rosa.” Read More | Claudette Colvin by Phillip Hoose 2008 Awardee Friends at Beloit Library annual meeting set at BPL Author Ann Bausum will give a presentation on Stubby, a WWI war dog who served in the trenches and became famous nationwide. Read More | With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman’s Right to Vote, by Ann Bausum 2005 AwardeeMarching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr’s Final Hours, written by Ann Bausum 2013 Awardee Quintessential Jewish mom, Andrea Poetsch, directs Number the Stars at Beth Judah Next week, following on the heels of Mother’s Day, Congregation Beth Judah will present a play whose main characters are mothers and daughters who must make difficult decisions to protect people they love from being captured by Nazis. The play, Number the Stars, is a musical based on a novel by Lois Lowry. The driving force…

Weekly JACBA Newsletter 13May2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / May 13, 2015

A Noted Artist Creates an App for the Aging Mind – and Eye Ringgold, 84, is a painter, mixed-media sculptor, author and educator whose work is in the collections of major museums. One of Sudoku’s millions of admirers, Faith Ringgold, has turned a brain teaser into a digital work of art – and who better to do so given her stature as an artist whose primary medium is quiltmaking? Read More | Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold 1993 Awardee WPL Hosts Christopher Paul Curtis Internationally renowned children’s author Christopher Paul Curtis will be at Windsor Public Library on May 6 to interact with school children, read from his works, and launch the 2015 Windsor Public Library Children’s Writing Club. Christopher Paul Curtis is best known for award winning books such as The Madmen of Piney Woods, Elijah of Buxton, both of which are set in Essex County, Bud, Not Buddy which won the prestigious Newbery Award and was recently made into a play in Chicago, and The Watson’s Go To Birmingham, which was made into a Hallmark Feature Film. Read More | Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis 2006 AwardeeThe Watsons Go to Birmingham…

Weekly Newsletter 7May2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / May 7, 2015

Festival of Books: Why Jacqueline Woodson used poetry in ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’ “Memory doesn’t come as a straight narrative,” she said about why she didn’t choose prose. “It comes in small moments with all this white space.” Read More | Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson 2013 Awardee From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson 1996 Awardee I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson 1995 Awardee Author Polacco to speak to local students She states, “what I loved most about the neighborhood was that my neighbors came in as many colors, ideas, and religions as there are people on the planet.” Polacco’s books include several events that actually took place during that time. Read More | Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco 1993 Awardee Two legs good, eight legs best: five reasons to love octopuses “I have always loved octopuses. No sci-fi alien is so startlingly strange,” says naturalist and author Sy Montgomery. Her new book, The Soul of an Octopus explores the “emotional and physical world of the octopus – and the remarkable connections this astonishingly complex, spirited creature makes with humans”. Read More | Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced…