Children’s Books About African-American Ballerinas: Michaela DePrince

This week the spotlight is on children’s books featuring African-American ballerinas. Why choose books about African-American ballerinas? First of all, because there are a lot of great reasons to read diversely. Secondly, because a lot of good things can come … Continue reading






Awesome Nonfiction: The 2015 Charlotte Huck and Orbis Pictus Awards

Did you see which book won the 2015 Orbis Pictis this year? What is Orbis Pictus? Each year the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) recognize an outstanding children’s nonfiction book. This year the winner is: The Family Romanov: … Continue reading






Hearing From the 2015 YALSA Nonfiction for Young Adults Award Finalists

Last week I was fortunate to have a bit of space in my schedule, which was just enough time to sign up for the School Library Journal Webcast:  “A Conversation with the 2015 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists.”  Each of … Continue reading