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Naomi Bates
My passion is my job....I'm so lucky!
My passion is my job....I'm so lucky!

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The Cruelty by Josh Bergstrom:

Fiewel and Friends, 2017  Gwendolyn Bloom isn't enjoying school today.  Being pointed out by "that girl" and her friends while everyone else laughs at you isn't what she planned or wanted.  But this is just another stop along the string of schools she has a...

Coloring in the Lines: Searching for Copyright Friendly on the Web
Here's a presentation I'll be doing at a pre-conference for copyright at TxLA 2017. The slides all have a link on them so you can click on a slide to see more. I'm working with some stellar people, including Kevin Smith, Gretchen McCord, Stephanie Towery a Diedre McDonald. Here's the link to the Google Slides:

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Conference Season Is HERE!
April is the month when librarians, educators, administrators, and many many more amazing people convene for the annual Texas Library Association annual conference April 19-22.  The size of the conference is amazing, with thousands of professionals, authors...

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Diversity in YA literature Poster
Excellent books that feature diversity from various genres that feature different diversity in today's society.  Here is the link to download the pdf

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Interactive Research Activity!
I went through this EXTREMELY interesting workshop on interactive presentations and why they are important to learners.  We were tasked with doing this with a class, and this is actually the second one I'm doing (first one worked out SUPER well!) If you've ...

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2015, Chronicle Books

12 year-old Timonthy is writing in his journal. He doesn't want to do it, but his probation officer and psychologist told him he had to in order to ensure the judge his actions wouldn't be repeated.

What he did wasn't felonious, according to him...

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15 Science Fiction Reads for Young Adults
A list of great sci-fi for teens, including sequels and link to pdf  Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh.  2016, Delacorte Press Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  2015, Alfred A. Knopf. Sequel Gemina, 2016  The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid.  2016, Simon...

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15 Ways to Use Snapchat and the Library
So, yesterday a colleague and friend of mine, Sarah Thomasson, sent out an email that started me down the path of using Snapchat.  I can be like one of those kids in left field that sees a butterfly...and I'm off doing something else.  Well, Sarah sent me a...

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Blood, Bullets, Bones: the story of forensic science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA
2016, Balzer & Bray.  Written by Bridget Heos Turn on any television network, and you'll find programming about murder, mystery, and a savvy team of solvers.  It seems there is an interest in forensic science, but it's also a science that is very broad.  An...

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