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Young Adult Books-What We're Reading Now online audiobooks sources list (Please note, WYLD has selected OneClickdigital so you will experience a platform change. For more information, please visit this link.) There are several websites that offer DRM-free mp3s of works in the public domain. SYNC offers a mixture of new and classic YA audiobooks as mp3s every pairs “great literature and accompanying audio” and notes that by “putting the text and audio together, readers can learn spelling, punctuation and paragraph structure by listening and reading masterpieces of the written word.”Free Classic AudioBooks offers books in both mp3 and m4b formats.LibriVox bills itself as “acoustical liberation of books in the public domain.” Have you found any other sources for free digital audiobooks?

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage! Home Sign in -or- Register PRIVACY POLICY · Terms of Use · TM ® & © 2016 Scholastic Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Importance of Multicultural Children's Books Reprinted by permission Literature is a powerful vehicle for helping children understand their homes, communities and the world. Even before young children can read themselves, family members, childcare providers and teachers are reading them stories about other children in far-away places, sometimes from the distant past, or about children whose lives are not unlike their own. The impressions and messages contained in these stories can last a lifetime. According to the Cooperative Children's Book Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, of the 4,500 children's books published in the United States in 1997, 88 were by African-American authors and/or illustrators, 88 were by Latino/a authors or about Latino/a themes, 64 books were on Native American themes and 66 were about Asians and Asian Americans. Unfortunately, not all children's literature sends the messages that we want children to learn. 1For updated statistics, please see Children's Books by and about People of Color

The Adventures of Library Girl The list: 100 Great Science Fiction Stories by Women | It Doesn't Have To Be Right... Now let the arguing begin… The list below contains 100 pieces of short fiction – short stories, novelettes and novellas – by women writers, published between 1927 and 2012. Each author appears only once. The stories are by no means the best by each writer. In most cases, I’m simply not familiar enough with an oeuvre to choose the best; in other cases, I’ve picked a story I’ve read and thought good, and yes, there are a few of my favourite stories in the list too. I’ve not read them all – some came from suggestions on Twitter or on an earlier post on this blog (many thanks to all who contributed), others I took from various award lists or Year’s Best TOCs. The point of the exercise was to demonstrate that women have been writing good science fiction since the beginnings of the genre – a point signally ignored by the table of contents of the 1978 anthology 100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories, which contained only five stories by women. Like this: Like Loading...

The African-American Mosaic Exhibition February 9–August 29, 1994 This exhibit marks the publication of The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture. A noteworthy and singular publication, the Mosaic is the first Library-wide resource guide to the institution's African-American collections. Covering the nearly 500 years of the black experience in the Western hemisphere, the Mosaic surveys the full range size, and variety of the Library's collections, including books, periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film, and recorded sound. Moreover, the African-American Mosaic represents the start of a new kind of access to the Library's African-American collections, and, the Library trusts, the beginning of reinvigorated research and programming drawing on these, now systematically identified, collections. This exhibit is but a sampler of the kinds of materials and themes covered by the publication and the Library's collections. Back to top

Multicultural Fiction for Teenagers | Madison Public Library The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. 2007Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. 2006Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation. Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins. 2010Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other. Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez. 2002In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo. Down to the Bone by Mayra L.

Welcome to my Tweendom 13 Must Reads For The Black Feminist In Training Mexico | Water Charity This is a project to remediate severe flooding at an elementary school, the Escuela Primaria "Estado de Colima, in El Male’ Chiapas, Mexico. This project is being implemented in partnership with the Sexto Sol Center, a U.S. 50(c)(3) non-profit, with a mission to contribute to the elimination of poverty and the restoration of the damaged environment by promoting cooperative enterprise, environmentally sound agriculture, appropriate technology and conservation. Since 1997 they have assisted rural people in the Sierra Madre region of Chiapas, Mexico and repatriated refugee communities in Guatemala. The project is being managed by Tamara Brennan, Ph.D., Sexto Sol’s Executive Director. The school is located in El Malé, a community that former president Vicente Fox called the poorest town in Mexico. At 10,000 feet elevation, the people grow potatoes, that they sell in the small city of Motozintla, or raise sheep. Flooding is a big problem at this elevation. According to Tamara:

Resource: Teaching Multicultural Literature: A Workshop for the Middle Grades Workshop 1: Engagement and Dialogue: Julia Alvarez, James McBride, Lensey Namioka, and more In New York City, Carol O'Donnell and her students explore themes of multiple worlds and dual identities. They read poetry by Diana Chang and Naomi Shihab Nye, the novel The Color of Water by James McBride, essays and short stories by Gish Jen, Khoi Luu, Lensey Namioka, and Julia Alvarez, and a monologue by Tina Lee. Through a series of innovative drama, role-playing, and writing activities, students examine the social and cultural experiences of the characters, and reflect on their own definitions and experiences of identity. Go to this unit. Workshop 2: Engagement and Dialogue: Judith Ortiz Cofer and Nikki Grimes The workshop begins with a profile of the writer Judith Ortiz Cofer and then moves to Vista, California, where Akiko Morimoto and her students read short stories from Cofer's collection, An Island Like You.