Tag Archives: reading resources

July Dive | Stillwater’s Deep Blue Readers Youth Book Club is Reader Choice this Month

July is Reader Choice Month for Deep Blue Readers! We’ll meet Sunday, 7/26 1:30pm at Valley Bookseller. There’s no escaping it. Summer is well and truly here. School is a memory. Days are full of swimming, cycling the Brown’s Creek Trail, catching the latest movies (and maybe some fish), eating more ice cream than is wise or humanly possible, and hanging out […]

Off the Shelf | #WeNeedDiverseBooks Swims Together, Packs the House

Each Spring, Book Expo America (BEA) serves as a temporary playground where authors, publishers, editors, book sellers and readers gather from across the country to “geek out” together over books and reading. Imagine BEA is a time portal that momentarily halts all activity outside the convention center while attendees breathe freshly minted stories, drink the fizzy promise of ARCs (“advance reader […]

Becoming More Diverse – A Library Journey by Crystal Brunelle

Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
“There are books with Hmong?” This question broke my heart a little. The boy was shocked when I had casually mentioned a book with a Hmong character. He had made it to third grade without realizing that there were books related to his home culture and that they were…

Banned Books Week, International Literacy Month, and other September Book Celebrations

“Oh Harry, don’t you see? If she could have done one thing to make absolutely sure that every single person in this school will read your interview, it was banning it!” – Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Is it mere accident that JK Rowling’s beloved character, Hermione Jean Granger, talented Gryffindor […]