Thursday, April 22, 2010

Color Me Brown Links

Friday is the last day to donate books during Guys Lit Wire's Operation Teen Book Drop. The goal is to get as many books as possible in the hands of Native American teens on the Navajo Nation and White Mountain Apache Reservation. It started earlier this month and already more than 700 books have been bought off of the group's wish lists. There are many books on the lists that are less than $10 and groups have no problem receiving used books. If you haven't already, please consider donating to this worthy cause.

A few days ago Tricia from The Miss Rumphius Effect interviewed author Charles R. Smith Jr. Smith wrote the wonderful MG novel, Chameleon and also illustrated he children's book, My People, based on the Langston Hughes poem.

Over at Browngirl Speaks, you'll find a great review of Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian.

Author Isabel Allende's newest novel is out and according to Kristen over at Books for Breaksfast, The Island under the Sea is "a fascinating look at history in both Haiti and New Orleans".

At Lost in Books, Rebecca has started a special blog series on diversity. She's been interviewing different people about their native culture. One of my favorite posts is with blogger Aarti from Booklust. Aarti talks about being Indian American and the stereotypes that people have about Indian culture.

It's not too late to participate in POC's April mini-challenge to read a poet of color.

Speaking of poets, A Few More Pages dedicated a blog post to poet Lucille Clifton.

Push by Sapphire has been reviewed by Laura at Reading and Rooibos.

At Raising Readers and Writers, Julie's posted information about the Columbus Young Author's Summer Writing Camp that's being hosted this summer for students in grades four through eleven. So if you know any budding young authors who are in or near the Columbus, Ohio area, this may be for them.


Tricia said...

Thanks so much for mentioning my interview with Charles Smith. I've also had Nikki Giovanni, Nikki Grimes, and Francisco Alarcón visit this month. Hope Anita Smith and Carmen Bernier-Grand will be up in the next week.

I hope your readers will stop by to see what these folks have to say about their work and inspirations.

Doret said...

The new Allende novel, The Island under the Sea sounds good.

I am off to Miss Rumphius Effect, to check out some of the interviews.