Ethnic Book Awards: A Directory of Multicultural Literature for Young Readers by Sherry York

Ethnic Book Awards: A Directory of Multicultural Literature for Young Readers by Sherry York (Linworth, 2005). This collection of award-winning books will help K-12 educators select culturally-relevant materials for their libraries, making collections appeal to and reflect a diverse population.

The one-of-a-kind directory includes culturally-specific award-winning books about Jewish, African-American, Latino, Caribbean, and Asian-American cultures. The book includes background information on ethnic book awards as well as an alphabetical listing of award-winning books with publication information and brief summaries for each title.

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Rebel Angels by Libba Bray/The Secrets of Spence Sweepstakes is an online scavenger hunt in which you will be asked to search for and gather clues on outside web sites. With each clue you uncover you will be entered for chances to win awesome prizes – like Alloy gift certificates and free books! Plus, clues will grant access to exclusive Rebel Angels features. And once you’ve gathered all the secrets from the scavenger hunt you’ll get a chance to listen-in with Gemma as she overhears midnight whispers in the ill-fated burned wing of Spence Academy. Cynsational Note: YA fans, definitely check this out, and then surf by Libba’s LJ and tell her how infinitely goddess-like she is.

Susan Heyboer O’Keefe: Award-Winning Children’s Author by Sue Reichard from Her middle grade novel, Death by Eggplant (Roaring Book, 2004), has been named a Disney Adventures Kid’s Choice Nominee for 2005, to New York Public Library Best Books for Teenagers 2005, and to IRA/CBC Children’s choices for 2005.

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