Posts by Category: Book Reviews

Black History Month: Author and Quilter Kyra E. Hicks!

February 04, 2010

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Here is the second in my series of Black History Month interviews. Outstanding quilter and meticulous historical writer, Kyra E. Hicks, stopped through recently to share her tips on how to tackle historical nonfiction writing.

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Shop til You Drop – African American Book List, Part 2

February 02, 2010

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We’re baaaaack! Back with a second wonderful list of books written by, for an about African Americans that you can add to your shopping list. Click here if you missed Shop til You Drop – African American Book List, Part I.

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Black History Month: WALTER DEAN MYERS In The House!

February 01, 2010

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Yes, it’s Black History Month, and boy do I have a month of treats for you!

As a reviewer with YA Books Central (www.yabookscentral.com), I come across some wonderful books, and sometimes I get the opportunity to chat with some outstanding writers. Recently, I got the opportunity to review Lockdown, by two-time Newbery Honor author Walter Dean Myers, and he very graciously consented to an interview.

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Rita’s Reading List – November 2009

October 28, 2009

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Here’s Rita’s Reading List for October/November 2009.
Remember, if you want me to review your book, just ask!

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101 Book Blogs for the Curious Reader

October 27, 2009

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Just passing on some wonderful information I received. If you love to read and appreciate book reviews that help you find the best and brightest books, you won’t want to miss this list.

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Blow, Baby, Blow!

September 12, 2009

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Just dropping by to bring you some smooth sounds you probably haven’t heard in a while. The sound of Louis Armstrong doing what he does best.

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ENQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW…

September 01, 2009

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If you have a budding scientist or explorer in your home or your classroom, this may be the perfect book for you!

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EVERYBODY DANCE!

July 22, 2009

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Are you looking for some toe-tapping, hand-clapping, hip-moving fun for your little one? If so, you’ve just got to buy this book!

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HONORING THE STRUGGLE

July 22, 2009

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Many fine historical books are published each year that chronicle the glory of the African American experience. Traveling the Freedom Road: From Slavery & the Civil War Through Reconstruction, by Linda Barrett Osborne, is the latest installment, and it is something to behold.

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