Activities / Advocacy / Reading

Ashes or Sayso

Ashes or Sayso? In my fourteen years of experience as an elementary school media specialist, I continually maintain that I learn something from the students every day.  One day recently, a student taught me something that will be unforgettable for me and those that I have shared it with. I am eager to share the … Continue reading

Activities / Book Awards / Reading / Recommended Reading

Committee Members Needed: Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers

Good afternoon, Next month, the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers winner and two honor books will be announced at the Kennesaw State University’s Annual Conference on Literature for Young Adults.  Just a reminder that the voting for this year’s award ends on March 15.  Teens vote online at the Peach Award website: … Continue reading

Activities / Best practice / Reading / Standards / Web 2.0

Using Poll Everywhere to Craft Poetry

Until September 28th, I am hosting the Ashley Bryan Traveling Exhibit of Illustrated Africana Children’s Literature featuring the artwork of Shadra Strickland.   This exhibit showcases 8 works of art from the books White Water, Bird, A Place Where Hurricanes Happen, Our Children Can Soar, and Eliza’s Freedom Road.  There is also a curriculum guide … Continue reading

AASL News / Reading

Shanna Miles Wins the 2011 AASL Innovative Reading Grant

NEWS For Immediate Release April 26, 2011 Contact: Jennifer Habley CHICAGO – Shanna Miles and her project the “Billionaire’s Book Club” is the 2011 recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant. Sponsored by Capstone Publishers, this grant of $2,500 supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children … Continue reading