Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Farai Chideya Kisses the Sky / Spelman Summer Science Program - High School Juniors & Seniors


Kiss the Sky
Check out my girl Farai Chideya's new book, Kiss the Sky, Essence Magazine book club pick for May. And if you're in Atlanta, she'll be participating in a "staged" reading of the book and a Q&A, as well as signing copies of the book at a FREE event on Sunday, May 17. Details in flyer to the left.

Spelman's Project SEED
Also if you've got high school juniors or seniors or you know anyone who does, please let them know about Spelman's Project SEED program, which offers a unique opportunity for high school students to spend the summer conducting scientific research with a scientist in a laboratory setting. They are paid $2800 for their participation and are eligible for travel awards and scholarships to college. Application deadline is May 15. Details at Spelman's Project SEED.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Book Blogs 4 Children & Teens / Children's Book Week - May 11-17


My plan was to compile a great list of book blogs and websites for literature for children and teens with an emphasis on African American authors and titles, but Kyra at Black Threads in Kids Lit already had a great list. Make sure you check out her blog and the few others I located below.

And remember May 11-17 is National Children's Book Week. There are probably some activities in your area, so check out your local libraries, book stores and book clubs. Happy Reading! jd

PBS Booklights - PBS Parents unveils a comprehensive blog focused on children's literature

Kidlitosphere - Children and young adult bloggers association

KidsLit - Books for toddlers through teens, plus reading, writing and more

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