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Craig Seasholes
Elementary teacher-librarian, WLMA LIT advocate
Elementary teacher-librarian, WLMA LIT advocate

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Speak Up!
Heyday Books has launched a "Fighting for Justice" series for young readers with the recent release of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up . Interned along with 120,000 other Americans of Japanese ancestry after the attack at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941, Fred  Koremat...

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Traversing Adventures
   As our humble Supine Alpine Club contemplates hiking the Ptarmagin Traverse, I'm enjoying reading of the original 1938 tromp in this account , as well as the Lowell and Carl Skoog's ski traverse that included the Ptarmagin that was stitched together in a...

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Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
The word on the street is that Korean Tacos with Roy's Awesome Sauce are poppin' fresh from Kogi food trucks and Locol restaurants in neighborhoods around LA.  How do I get one?!!! Fortunately, a new book  ReaderstoEaters takes us there in a hip-and hopping...

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Natural History Nuggets
Exhortations to "think like a scientist" abound in the Next Generation Science Standards . From my vantage in the school library, I try to do all I can to support student and teacher success through books and bytes that support scientific exploration and st...

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When a Bully is President: Truth and Creativity for Oppressive Times by Maya Gonzalez
A thin and timely bilingual children's book jumped into my hands the other day at the bookstore,  "Cuando El Presidente es un Buli: La Verdad y la Creatividad en Tiempos Opresivos."   It's daringly political and yet fundamentally personal guide, and Maya's ...

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LIT's Get On It, Four Efforts for School Library and Information Technology
This first week of April holds me to four advocacy efforts to kickoff of School Library Month. Like the song says, "LIT's Get On It, LITs Push and Make It Happen." 1. Tuesday the 4th I'm set with a 2 minute pitch to Seattle Public Schools principals at thei...

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The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming
The early days of Soggy Seattle and wonderfully presented by J. Anderson Coats in this YA fiction about one of nearly 100 "Mercer Girls" that came to "civilize" the newly founded, rough and tumble Seattle in 1865 on the second boatloads of women recruited b...

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Long overdue book review of a powerful new YA novel set in South Africa, 1976. Worthwhile addition to middle and HS collections unafraid of meaningful fiction set in tumultuous times.

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When Morning Comes, Arushi Raina
Here’s one certain to wake ‘em up.       Set in Jo’berg 1976, the
lives of four vastly differing young adults   collide during the explosive days of a
fictionalized anti-apartheid uprising in Soweto.   First-time author Arushi Raina delivers readers

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I had a great time presenting on Inclusion and Diversity in the Library with K.C. Boyd and Michelle Martin, along with author Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Archived webinar available.
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