Weekly JACBA Newsletter 22May2015

Claudette Colvin: Meet the Teenager who Inspired Rosa Parks

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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.”

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Claudette Colvin by Phillip Hoose 2008 Awardee


Friends at Beloit Library annual meeting set at BPL

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Author Ann Bausum will give a presentation on Stubby, a WWI war dog who served in the trenches and became famous nationwide.

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With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman’s Right to Vote, by Ann Bausum 2005 Awardee
Marching 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

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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 behind Beth Judah’s production of this play, which has been performed for more than 12,000 local children over the last 8 years, is director Andrea Zakheim-Poetsch, a Jewish mom whose passion for teaching others about tolerance, Judaism, and music has made an indelible impact on our community.

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Number the Stars written by Lois Lowry 1989 Awardee


One Book/Many Voices steering committee chooses “Voices from the March” by George Ella Lyon

Lyon will speak about her book Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the new Anna K. Davie Elementary School.

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You and Me and Home Sweet Home by George Ella Lyon and Stephanie Anderson 2010 Awardee

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