Happy Chinese New Year!

By , February 17, 2015 8:56 am

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“This is a story of the most important day of Ernie Wan’s life. This Chinese New Year, he will perform his first Lion Dance on the streets of New York City.” ~from book cover

Youth Media Awards 2015

By , February 3, 2015 10:29 am

yma-logo-white-467 The American Library Association has announced the 2015 Youth Media Awards.  This year’s Caldecott Medal winner for best illustrated American picture book for children went toThe Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend,” illustrated by Dan Santat. The Newbery Medal for the author of the most distinguished American novel for children went toThe Crossover,” written by Kwame Alexander. Read more about these and many more Youth Media Award winners including the Coretta Scott King award, Pura Belpre award, Theodor Seuss Geisel award to name a few…

2015 Youth Media Awards

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Civil Rights March 1965 – Selma to Montgomery

By , January 19, 2015 10:06 am

“In March 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led an historic march of 25,000 people from Selma, Alabama, to the state capitol of Montgomery. It was a pivotal event in the civil rights movement’s campaign for voting rights, and its defiance of violent police tactics drew students and civil rights supporters from throughout the country. Stephen Somerstein, a photographer for a student newspaper at City College of New York, journeyed to Alabama to cover the march, traveling by bus with several dozen fellow students. He documented the march from its tense inception in Selma to King’s triumphant and historic speech on the steps of the Alabama capitol five days and 54 miles later.” ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiHG26_gHpM (5/23/2013)

For more information on the Civil Rights Movement check out these DVD’s available in the ERC –

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Happy Birthday! Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan.15,1929 – April 4,1968)

By , January 14, 2015 1:32 pm

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Martin’s Big Words : the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

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