Race, Religion & Rights – JACBA Newsletter 30Jul2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / July 31, 2015

ChicoER’s LifeStyle: The Bookshelf Book Review by Sheryl Hubbard, Butte County Library Written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh, Mr. Mendez’ tireless fight for his children’s right to be educated regardless of their skin color is beautifully presented in this award-winning children’s book. Read More | Separate Is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh 2015 Awardee Jimmy Carter and Jacqueline Woodson on Race, Religion and Rights The author Jacqueline Woodson and President Jimmy Carter, discussing a range of issues over lunch at the Manhattan restaurant Clement. 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 children’s author, artist speaks in Roanoke [Video] Kadir Nelson spoke to children and adults at Community High School Thursday night. His books and artwork have been featured in major national and international publications, institutions, art galleries and museums. Read More | Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson 2012 Awardee The Village That Vanished written illustrated by Kadir Nelson 2003 Awardee Library picks: Biographies to get kids reading The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Club is “Every Hero Has…

Weekly JACBA Newsletter 23Jul2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / July 23, 2015

KidsPost Summer Book Club: ‘Chickadee’ A boy becomes separated from his family in 1866 and must rely on his courage and strength. “Chickadee” is the fourth novel in the series that Louise Erdrich started with “The Birchbark House,” but you don’t need to have read any of the previous books to follow the adventures here. Read More | The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich 2000 Awardee Review of ‘Have You Seen My New Blue Socks?’ Eve Bunting’s book, Have You Seen My New Blue Socks chronicles the life of a young duck trying to find a pair of misplaced socks. The joy for young readers is getting to laugh at this character, taking comfort in knowing that other creatures forget things and make mistakes. Read More | The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting 1990 Awardee Seattle Arts and Lectures presents An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson In the conclusion of this year’s Women You Need to Know series, Seattle Arts & Lectures is bringing poet extraordinaire Jacqueline Woodson. Crossing cultures and states, she’ll share the inspirations–the relatives, the friends, the locations–that made [her most recent work Brown Girl Dreaming] possible, giving us a small taste of what it was like for…

Weekly JACBA Newsletter 16Jul2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / July 16, 2015

In Speeches, Melissa Sweet and Judy Cheatham Rally the Power of Nonfiction Sweet and Cheatham melded distinctly different talks on the same topic-the art and craft of nonfiction-when they shared the stage for the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)2015 Charlemae Rollins President’s Program during the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco last month. Read More | Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909, written by Michelle Markel and illustrated by Melissa Sweet 2014 Palestinian poet Naomi Shihab Nye to headline major British arts festival Palestinian-American poet and author Naomi Shihab Nye has been announced as one of the headline artists at the Poetry Prom at this summer’s Aldeburgh Festival, one of the leading events of the British artistic year. Read More | Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye 1998 Awardee Sitti’s Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye 1995 Awardee WOMEN’S GROUP MAKES SPECIAL DONATION TO CENTRAL FRESNO LIBRARY “I think it gives them a sense of the world as a community, of their city as a community, many different stories about people, young people, especially all over the world and the different challenges that the young people have,” said Ann Caruthers with the Women’s International…

Weekly~ JACBA Newsletter 10Jul2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / July 10, 2015

Fresno library receives six Jane Addams Peace Award Books The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom presented six nationally selected 2014 Jane Addams Peace Award Books to the Fresno County Downtown Library Children’s Room. An event will take place on Sept.12 at the Downtown Library to honor Margarita Engle, a local author of children’s books who has won two Jane Addams Peace Book awards. Read More | Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle 2015 AwardeeThe Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom, written by Margarita Engle 2009 Awardee This Week in Fiction: Louise Erdrich Your story in this week’s issue, “The Flower,” involves a kind of escape: a seventeen-year-old clerk, Wolfred, helps an eleven-year-old Ojibwe girl get away from the white trader, Mackinnon, who “bought” her from her alcoholic mother. In the end, the girl also saves the clerk. Read More | The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich 2000 Awardee KidsPost: Book club: ‘Half a World Away’ A boy adopted from Romania has a tough time in his new home. Will an adopted baby make life worse? Read More | Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata 2007 Awardee KidsPost: Summer Book Club: ‘The Red Pencil’ Then…