Monthly Archives: September 2015

National Book Award Finalists Announced

National Book Award Finalists Announced: Ten books were named to the Longlist for the 2015 National Book Award, Young People’s Literature category: http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2015_ypl_ll.html#.VfcSB5csDsb . Among them are Steve Sheinkin’s Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam … Continue reading

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Roald Dahl Day All Month – Sept. 13 Was His Birthday

Celebrate author Roald Dahl all month – his birthday was Sept. 13, 1916. Check out this website for lots of great programming ideas librarians can use to promote his books: http://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/join-in/roald-dahl-day

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Review of the Week: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Jamieson, Victoria. Roller Girl. Victoria Jamieson, Illus. Graphic Novel. Dial, 03/2015. 240p. $20.99. 978-0-525-542967-8. PLB $12.99. 978-0-8037-4016-7. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 4-7. Astrid is struggling with the growing void of shared interests with her best friend, Nicole, when she discovers the world … Continue reading

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ACL Meeting Reminder, Heavy Medal Blog Is Back, NY Times Article on Love and Loss

ACL Meeting Friday, September 11, 2015:  Just a quick reminder for our Bay Area members!  Please join us for our ACL Meeting on Friday, September 11, 2015, from 9am–12:30pm at the Oakland Main Library. We will have our usual Book … Continue reading

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Outstanding!

Every month, we post an annotated bibliography of books that were rated ‘Outstanding’ and nominated for our Distinguished List at our previous month’s meeting. Members can see full reviews of these books and many more in the August edition of … Continue reading

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Berkeley Library Director Resigns, Barefoot Gen Anniversary Project Announced

Berkeley PL Director Resigns: Jeff Scott has resigned from his post as director of the Berkeley Public Library (CA) after opposition to his policies on weeding materials from the collection: http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci_28734895/berkeley-library-director-resigns Barefoot Gen Anniversary Project: In recognition of the 70th … Continue reading

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