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Weekly JACBA Newsletter 19Jun2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / June 19, 2015

Famed Hiroshima Panels bound for U.S. in bid to spark rethink of A-bombings Iri and Toshi Maruki spent over 30 years, starting in 1950, to complete the 15 large folding-screen panels on the atomic bombings. They were created in the manner of Japanese-style brush paintings as the artists revisited their painful memories of entering Hiroshima, Iri’s birthplace, shortly after the city was reduced to ashes in August 1945. Read More | Hiroshima No Pika written by Toshi Maruki 1983 Awardee WIES students swap stories with author A Walpole Island Elementary School class got to spend an entire day with an author they have been following all year. Joseph Bruchac spent time with Mrs. Nagpal’s Grade 6 class on May 26. While there, Bruchac read to the students, told stories and met with the rest of the school in an assembly. Read More | The Heart of a Chief written by Joseph Bruchac 1999 Awardee Library of Congress 15th Anniversary National Book Festival Attending Authors: Naomi Shihab NyeLink Louise ErdrichLink Cynthia LevinsonLink Habibi written by Naomi Shihab Nye 1998 AwardeeSitti’s Secrets written by Naomi Shihab Nye 1995 AwardeeThe Birchbark House written by Louise Erdrich 2000 AwardeeWe’ve Got a Job: The 1963…

Weekly JACBA Newsletter 11Jun2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / June 11, 2015

We Need Diverse Books At BookCon 2015 Showed Us 8 Reasons Why Diverse Books Are More Powerful Than Ever Many writers lauded the power of social media to shed light on issues like the lack of authentic representation of minorities in children’s literature. As Jacqueline Woodson pointed out, “the ferocity of young people” sharing their opinions (and, well, rage, too) on the Internet is astounding — especially when it’s being used for good. Read More | Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson 2013 AwardeeFrom the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson 1996I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson 1995 Award winning author and peace activist speaks to Meaford students Award winning Canadian author, feminist and peace activist Deborah Ellis spoke to hundreds of local students on May 25 and had a simple message: stay informed, get involved and keep reading. Read More | The Heaven Shop by Deborah Ellis 2005 AwardeeThe Breadwinner Trilogy by Deborah Ellis 2004 AwardeeParvana’s Journey by Deborah Ellis 2003 Awardee Elder Portraits to grace Art Wall Award winning Plains Cree artist George Littlechild helps students to express history and culture through art as part of the Elder Portraits project. Read More | This…