Hello, everyone!

Let’s start with some links you might be interested in, and with fast approaching deadlines:

o Rutgers One-on-One Plus Conference. Deadline for application: June 15, 2010. In the words of writer Karen Strong, on her blogMusings of a Novelista, “this conference is geared to aspiring writers and illustrators of children’s and young adult books to grow in craft and professionalism. It’s also a GREAT opportunity to network with agents, editors, and other writers.”

o North Country Institute Retreat for Writers of Color. May 31st is the deadline to mail your application. The retreat will take place from Tuesday July 6 until Saturday July 10, 2010, in Plattsburgh, NY. Tuition assistance and scholarships are available.

o Children’s Writers and Illustrators Mentor Program. For those living in Nevada or nearby states, SCBWI Nevada is accepting application posted by June 1st, and received by June 8. The cost for the program is $850, and covers cost of a conference, hotel accommodation and food, and is good for six months of mentoring by an award-winning and best-selling author or illustrator.

o Author Ann Martin Bowler offered some food for thought this week, through her narrative of two Asian festivals and her trip with student in Yosemite, CA.

o Fly over to Fledgling? You’re probably familiar with author Zetta Elliott‘s blog, Fledgling, which is always thought provoking in addition to exposing us to a well of resources. This week you can read her account of the Book Expo America, as well as her encounters with other champions of cultural diversity in kid lit at the New York Public Library, for a panel on blogging with responsibility and much more…

o For an additional account about BEA, complete with useful links, visit Mitali Perkins‘ blog, Fire Escape! Guess who got to have breakfast with Richard Peck and the Duchess of York? 😀

o Edi blogged about color at the American Library Association (ALA), and about libraries’ responsibility to be leaders in diversity. You will find the post on her blog, Crazy Quilts. Words from a librarian, to the rest of us.

o On his website the Happy Accident, Greg Pincus, social media mogul (mogul is the word that applies. I’m not kidding) and writer, shares his thoughts about Facebook Privacy issues, a topic that generated much press this week in the blogosphere and in the printed news. You might want to read it if you have a FB page…

o Last but not least, PaperTigers’ blog treats us with news about the launching of a Caribbean children’s literature magazine, poetry (it’s Friday, after all), and a guest post (and interview; check the website), by award-winning writer and literacy advocate David Bouchard.

o Tarie, from Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind, was our guest blogger this week. Tarie, once again, thank you SO much for what you shared and the enlightening conversations/discussions that your post generated beyond this blog! A big Thanks!

GIVEAWAY RESULT: JINGLE DANCER, by best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, and illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu.

And the winners are… *Drum Rolls*

Stratham Memorial School, in Stratham, NH. Congratulations to the school and to the parent who entered it. 🙂

Nancye D., our lucky reader. Congratulations! 🙂

Thanks to all who entered the drawing and advocated for your respective schools. You were given a number (order of “arrival”/entrance in the drawing). The winners were picked randomly using a number generator from http://www.random.org/.

There will be another giveaway in a few weeks, which means more chances to win and to supply our school libraries with fabulous (multicultural) books. *smile*

Thank you all for reading; have a great memorial weekend,


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