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K.C. Boyd
Lead Library Media Specialist, East St. Louis School District #189
Lead Library Media Specialist, East St. Louis School District #189

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Black History Month on Pinterest
Repost from School Library Journal online School Library Journal recently contacted me to create a Black History Board for their Pinterest page.  The page is now live.....ENJOY!

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'The Journey with Follett: From Chicago to East St. Louis, IL'
Here's a recent presentation I gave describing how Follett Libraries has been the #1 source of support for me when purchasing of multicultural books for my school library. Follett Solutions Library Professional Development Parkway School District - St. Loui...

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Follett Webinar Archived Recording
Recently I was a presenter for the Follett Webinar Series, "Promoting Inclusion, Social Equity and Diversity in Your Library."  If you would like to view the slides or listen to the webinar, you will need to register using the following link.  You will then...

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New Books!
    This video will never get old.  This is what happened when my Anime Club members received my message that their new books had arrived....

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Librairan #Shero, Vivian Gordon Harsh
Described as “the historian who never wrote,” Vivian Gordon Harsh
was the first African American librarian in the Chicago Public Library
system and a significant contributor to Chicago's Black Renaissance.
Vivian Gordon Harsh devoted her life to buildi...

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Book Review: Dear Yvette by Ni-Ni Simone
"Dear Yvette" by Ni-Ni Simone Dear Yvette by Simone, Ni-Ni  December 2016 256p.
Kensington, paperback, $9.95
(9780758287762) Grades 9 th -12 th In
her latest, Simone (‘Throwback Series: Down by Law,”) tackles the topic of
second generation families who are ...

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My Man Krashen!
     I am a huge fan of Dr. Stephen Krashen's work.  Krashen is a linguist, education researcher and activist.  He is also the professor emeritus at the University of Southern California . 
I have used his research when writing papers and projects for clas...

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#GoodTrouble      Last year I had the
opportunity to hear Civil Rights Leader, John Lewis speak.  During this
speech, he talked about the 'Good Trouble' he had found himself in over
the years.  'Good Trouble,' for him meant standing up for what was

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In Memorandum
I recently lost a special person in my life, Gloria Milner-Thomas. Gloria was a librarian mentor, counselor, advisor, defender, fan but most importantly such a good friend. I met her years ago when I was assigned as a librarian at a little
school in west ...
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