Tag Archives: #WeNeedDiverseBooks

All Voting Is Now Open for Global Read Aloud Choices 2015 #GRA15

Originally posted on Global Read Aloud:
With the beautiful weather reminding me of summer I felt the urge to share the incredible final contenders with the world.  So this weekend all finalists have been selected and put up for voting for the chapter book choices for Global Read Aloud 2015.  I cannot gush enough about…

March Dive | ‘Ambassador’ with a visit from author William Alexander

It’s March, which brings Spring Break and days to dive into Ambassador by William Alexander, the next Deep Blue Readers book club selection and Young People’s Literature Finalist in this year’s Minnesota Book Awards. Physics lovers will enjoy this clever series opener—but so will those who enjoy comedy, politics, diplomacy or strange-looking aliens. – Starred Review, Kirkus We are […]

February Dive | ‘The Birchbark House’ by Louise Erdrich

History comes to life in Louise Erdrich’s The Birchbark House, a National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature in 1999. It earned a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, was a Jane Addams Children’s Honor Book, and received the WILLA award for YA Fiction. Omakayas, sole survivor of a smallpox epidemic, is rescued as an infant by a courageous woman […]

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…

February Dive | ‘The Real Boy’ and Author Visit with Anne Ursu

If you’re like us, you’re counting down the days until Anne Ursu visits Deep Blue Readers at Valley Bookseller on February 23 to talk about Oscar, Callie, and the magic that’s creating problems for the people of Aletheia. We’re so excited to have another Minnesota author suit up and dive into their book with us! […]