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Peace books, Latino biographies, love train and Tomás Rivera award turns 20 – JACBA Newsletter 25Sep2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / September 25, 2015

Check out peace books in library During September, display cases at the entrance of the library will highlight the history of WILPF and the Jane Addams Peace Association. The cases are filled with award-winning Jane Addams’ children’s books that promote peace, social justice and environmental responsibility. WILPF Fresno branch has donated sets of these books annually to the Central Library for the last 30 years. We invite the public to visit the Central Library to see these amazing displays. Read More Novelist Jacqueline Woodson on ‘Love Train’ There also was something about the song’s invitation to get aboard a love train that meant something bigger. That bigger thing was love: “All of you brothers over in Africa / Tell all the folks in Egypt, and Israel, too.” The concept that people of color everywhere were one community joining hands lit up my imagination. 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 Tamsen Fadal to Host Moving Families Forward Gala Benefiting The Ackerman Institute for the Family, 10/26 “We could not be more delighted with Jacqueline Woodson accepting our Moving…

Education for refugee children, African American Art and the Library of Congress Award for Fiction – JACBA Newsletter 16Sep2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / September 16, 2015

Education Can Make All the Difference in the Lives of Refugee Children by Deborah Ellis A school says to a refugee child, “You have somewhere to go each day. You have someone who believes you can learn and who makes you sit up straight. You have an important job to do with your life and you are worth someone’s time to see that you do it.” Read More | The Heaven Shop by Deborah Ellis 2005 AwardeeThe Breadwinner Trilogy by Deborah Ellis 2004 Special CommendationParvana’s Journey by Deborah Ellis 2003 Awardee 15th National Book Festival Welcomed Thousands Louise Erdrich received the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. The author of such critically acclaimed novels as “Love Medicine,” “The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse,” “The Plague of Doves” and her current novel, “The Round House,” was presented the prize by Library Chief of Staff Robert Newlen before a capacity crowd in the Fiction Pavilion. Read More | The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich 2000 Awardee Five reasons to visit Common Ground: African-American Art Common Ground: African American Art from the Flint Institute of Arts, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and the Muskegon Museum of Art. One…

Book overdue 34 years, plus books that inspire art and theater – JACBA Newsletter 11Sep2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / September 11, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University > Esperanza Rising ESPERANZA RISING by Lynne Alvarez based on the book by  Pam Muñoz Ryan music by  Brian Victor Zupanc directed by Lisa Portes musical direction by​ Mark Elliott Esperanza loves fancy dresses, pretty dolls, and birthday parties, but when tragedy hits her home in beautiful Mexico, she is forced to flee to the United States where things are very different for her. Facing new challenges, Esperanza learns to take care of herself and her family. In the process, she discovers her own power to create a new home. OCTOBER 08, 2015- NOVEMBER 14, 2015 Read More | Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan 2001 Awardee Former Arlington high schooler returns library book that’s 34 years overdue In 1979, The Post offered a much warmer appraisal of Goffstein’s body of work: “one of the finest illustrator/writers of our time,” the review of two of her new picture books said. “Like porcelain, there is more to her work than meets the eye. Beneath the delicacy and fragility is a core of astounding strength.” Read More | Natural History by M. B. Goffstein 1980 Awardee Artworks of Award-Winning Children’s Book Illustrators to Showcase at House…

Sci-fi book to movie, the immigrant child experience, and animal dreams – JACBA Newsletter 2Sep2015
Newsletter , Uncategorized / September 2, 2015

Is ‘Z For Zachariah’ Based On A Book? The Margot Robbie Sci-Fi Movie Has An Intriguing History You could call Z a character-driven version of the same-old story, but in fact, the movie’s source material pre-dates most of the other post-apocalyptic media on the market, as Z For Zachariah is based on a novel (a sci-fi one, of course) that was published in 1974. Read More | Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien 1976 Awardee Napa Reads will feature ‘American Dream’ stories Napa County Reads has selected the autobiographic stories by Francisco Jiménez, an award-winning writer who chronicles his humble beginnings and struggles to complete his education as the son of migrant workers from Mexico. Read More | The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jiménez 1998 Awardee Three Books, One Message: Educating For The American Future Some of the best scenes in the book involve Jiménez’s early education. When his parents and older brother would go out to the fields, his “job” was to go to elementary school, where all too many days were defined by shame and anxiety because he was so far behind his peers. We may not think of little…