LOVE by Matt de la Peña Illustrated by Loren Long

  My Two Sons. THIS IS LOVE!   Matt de la Peña is the author of Last Stop on Market Street, which won the Newbery Medal and was chosen for a Caldecott Honor. He is also the author the award-winning picture book A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis and six critically acclaimed young adult […]

The Growing Diversity in YA Novels! #IReadYA #WeNeedDiverseBooks

In the past few years, we have seen a growing trend in diverse YA novels.  We are seeing more and more books written about people with different backgrounds, ethnicity, cultures BY writers of diverse backgrounds, ethnicity, cultures and it’s ABOUT TIME! Here are a few Diverse books, rich with culture that I have really enjoyed. […]

Children’s Book Week! Children’s Books that Celebrate the Latino Culture

Once upon a time, there were no children of color in picture books.  Books that depicted children with different skin tones was considered to be a non selling factor.  The many different cultures of the American people were being stifled and the little children of color were not seeing themselves represented in the books they […]

Margie’s Must Reads for 2015

I already have a pile of books to start off the new year with! I have a TBR of  many follow ups  and new releases I am looking forward to by authors I love! Oh the life of a librarian and book worm is so great!!  I received a few books for Christmas & I have a haul of books […]

Margie’s Young Adult Must Reads of 2014

As a High School Librarian, I get to read so many amazing Young Adult Novels throughout the school year. Hundreds of books cross my desk each year, many catch my eye, if only the job of a librarian was to read all day I would put these titles away like a champ!  But believe it […]