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Why I follow multicultural literature blogs (Arcadia University presentation 3/9/10)

Why I follow multicultural literature blogs (Arcadia University presentation 3/9/10)

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  • 1. I LIKE TO FOLLOW BLOGS BECAUSE THE REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE IMMEDIATE. I HAVE TO WAIT FOR PUBLICATIONS LIKE SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, VOYA, AND BOOKLIST. Multicultural Literature BLOGS
  • 2. BLOGS
    • Why follow blogs for multicultural literature?
    • Depending on the blogs, there are daily, weekly or monthly posts.
  • 3. BLOGS
    • Compile reading lists
    • Recommend the latest books or books to be published
    • Blogs are trying to get out the word about POC titles and authors
  • 4. WHY BLOGS ARE USED
    • For an author, it can be a powerful marketing tool, author personality
    • For an author, it sells more books
  • 5. Why Blogs?
    • Gives voice to anyone with an opinion and an internet connection
    • For books that have not been published, more hype to buy them when they hit the bookstores
  • 6. Why Blogs?
    • For bloggers, it is a way to communicate, invite feedback with comments, influence the marketplace with their reviews, a relationship building tool.
  • 7. BLOGS BUILD RELATIONSHIPS
    • Fresh changing content, frequently updated
    • Hold conversations with COMMENTS & POSTS
    • Become friends or have some kind of relationship as one posting or one commenting on the post
    • Link to other sites that is the blogger’s favorites
  • 8. HOW TO CONNECT
    • Email- each time there is a post or comment, you receive an email notification (sometimes you just read the email—other times you have to click and go to the post
    • RSS feed- you have to check your RSS feeds to stay current with postings
    • Join the blog as a FOLLOWER, make it a favorite
  • 9. LITERANISTA
    • A Place For Multi-Cultural Dialogue on Latinos, Books, Technology & More
    • http://www.literanista.net
    • 100 Favorite African-American books of the 20 th century
    • http://www.literanista.net/2010/02/100-favorite-african-american-books -of.html
    • Top Books To Read
    • http://www.literanista.net/2010/02/top-books-to-read.html
  • 10. READING IN COLOR
    •   Book Blog that reviews YA books about POC
    • http://blackteensread2.blogspot.com
    • POC Reading Challenge -the persons of color reading challenge has been put into place to highlight and celebrate authors and characters of color
    • http://pocreading.blogspot.com
    • Really great booklists, reviews (she has a rating system), other blogs she recommends and follows
  • 11. THE HAPPY NAPPY BOOKSELLER
    • http://thehappynappybookseller.blogspot.com
    • graphic novels AA http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6713282.html
    • Favorite Books 2009
    • http://thehappynappybookseller.blogspot.com/2010/01/favorite-books-of-2009-two-day-x-2.html
  • 12. COLOR ONLINE
    • http://coloronline.blogspot.com/
    • Focuses on women writers of color for adults YA and children ---books, culture and literacy
    • Great Article – “Kids of Color and the New American Whitewashing”
    • http://www.bookslut.com/features/2010_02_015679.php
  • 13. AMERICAN INDIANS IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
    • Debbie Reese - American Indians in Literature
    • http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com
    • Critical perspectives of indigenous peoples in children's books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society-at-large
    •   Posts, Links to Full text articles, Of Special Interest, First Person stories by Parents & Teachers, Time Themed Lessons, Books Discussed on this Site, Websites with Reviews of Books, Excellent Websites
  • 14. DR --POC Book Challenge
    • http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-poc-challenge.html
    • http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2010/01/second-post-poc-challenge.html
    • the "color" is not limited to the four groups in the United States commonly labeled as "underrepresented" (American Indian, African American, Asian American, Latino/a American). To gain insight to those four populations and books about them, read Teaching Multicultural Literature in Grades K-8 and Using Multiethnic Literature in the K-8 Classroom . Both are edited by Violet J. Harris.
  • 15. CYNSATIONS
    • http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com
    • a source for conversations, publishing information, literacy and free speech advocacy, writer resources, inspiration, news in children's and teen literature, and author outreach.
    • Interview with Jumped author, Rita Garcia-Williams
    • http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2009/03/author-interview-rita-williams-garcia.html
    • Top 10 Black History Books for Youth: 2010
    • http://www.booklistonline.com/default.aspx?page=show_product&pid=3976548
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  • 16. BLACK EYED SUSAN
    •   Books and Other Passions
    • Black Eyed Susan
    • http://blackeyedsusans.blogspot.com/2009/12/cora-diversity-roll-call-celebrating.html
    • Has a different look to her blog- there are tabs at the top – just click on Home, Books, Confessions, Conversations, Diversity Roll Call, 2010 Challenges (she belongs to quite a few!)
  • 17. THE BROWN BOOKSHELF
    • http://thebrownbookshelf.com/
    • Slj BLOG recommended –The Top 100 Children’s Fictional Chapter Books Poll http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1790000379/post/1570051557.html
    • The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers
    • Also 28 Days Later , a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by African Americans.
  • 18. SOCIAL JUSTICE CHALLENGE
    • Social Justice Challenge
    • http://socialjusticechallenge.mawbooks.com/
    • Reading and literacy can not only make us better individuals but it can also motivate us to effect greater changes around us.
    • The 2010 Social Justice Challenge urges us to become literate learners of unjust causes and will give us the tools to empower us to literally make changes in our world for the better.
    • 12 months. 12 themes. Countless lives changed.
    • Monthly causes with questions posed, book, video, movie, website recommendations