Paula Young Shelton (second from right), daughter of Civil Rights activist and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young, read from her newly published book, Child of the Civil Rights Movement, to students from John Bur
Circulation desk technicians Denise Barnes and Michael Price suggest the following “Good Reads”:Out of the Pocket, by Bill Konigsberg is a novel about a high school quarterback named Bobby. He’s a senior this year and his football team is on their way to winning the state championship.
Family Literacy WorkshopFamily Literacy Projects on a Budget®December 14, 2009, 4-6:30 p.m.Using children’s books, the National Children’s Museum will demonstrate extensive activities for family literacy programs on a budget. Using inexpensive, recycled and found items, program providers will create literacy activities for 99 cents or less per participant. In this workshop, each attendee will make tabletop activities, handmade books and fun things for families to do at home.
The D.C. Public Library offers full historic content from three major black newspapers: The Chicago Defender (1909-1975), The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), and The Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003).
The National Book Award, given since 1950, honors the year’s best work in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Read past young people's literature winners: What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell (2008)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (2007)
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson (2006)
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (2005)
Godless by Pete Hautman (2004)