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CrazyQuilts · 2W ago

Hiatus

I’m going to have to take a brief pause from the blog for a while. I really enjoy the work that I do so, before I feel any more stress or anxiety over the growing number of projects and dead...
CrazyQuilts · 1M ago

Not Trying to be Authoritative, Just Sayin’

I’m always working on something! One of my current projects involves working with my department members on updating our instructional programming. I look to the new ACRL information literacy...
CrazyQuilts · 1M ago

review: Bloodline

title: Bloodline author: Joe Jiménez date: Arté Publico Press; 2016 main character: Abraham   “A majority of the work is told in a second-person narrative before switching to first person at...
CrazyQuilts · 1M ago

I Don’t Need An Alarm Clock

I woke up about 3am and couldn’t go back to sleep. This tends to happen to me every once in a while so, I decided to make good use of my time by considering a blog post. I couldn’t help but ...
CrazyQuilts · 1M ago

Every Second Series

The plan: to introduce a serial or series every second Tuesday Second Tuesday Serials Title: The Birchbark House Author: Louise Erdrich Date: Hyperion Books for Children; 1999 main character...
CrazyQuilts · 1M ago

Pay It Forward Thursday

Brownsville Community Justice Center in Brooklyn is in need of 200-300 new or gently read books for young people ages 10-16. To reflect the young people in the neighborhood, it is asked that...
CrazyQuilts · 1M ago

Author Interview: Alexandra Diaz

A couple of months (yes, months) ago I reached out to author Alexandra Diaz for an interview. We immediately connected, we did the interview and I let it sit in my inbox. And sit. And sit. I...
CrazyQuilts · 1M ago

First of the Month

because we still need to celebrate firsts In 2015, Jacqueline Woodson was the first African American Children’s Poet Laureate. “This laureateship aims to promote poetry to children and their...
CrazyQuilts · 1M ago

SundayMorningReads

I haven’t been in the office for two weeks. I spent three days delivering a workshop to IN teachers and five days working from home on research leaving. That’s two days of vacation. I miss b...
CrazyQuilts · 2M ago

SundayMorningReads

This past week, I was blessed with an email from a former student and it brought up many memories. The message came from a young lady I’d taught during my first teaching job at an all Black ...