I'm a second year, 20 something, Middle School Librarian in the DFW area. I work with an amazing bunch of 6, 7, & 8th graders. Reliving my youth everyday of the school year. I'm also pretty obsessed with my puppy, Rylee.
Our displays for Picture Book Month and NaNoWriMo!
The picture books have been very popular - much more than I thought.
Contest of the month: Guess how many books are in the library. They are taking this very seriously! They’re counting books, adding, multiplying … anything to get a good estimate.
Today it was our city’s Big Read. We learned all about the 1920s. I had five different stations and each group shared an iPad. Students had to rotate to the different stations in the library and answer essential questions as well as utilize technology effectively. I also included book resources and lots of visuals. Their teacher and I even dressed up - it was a lot of fun and the kids really seemed to enjoy it.
I’ve been in a romance mood lately, so here’s a list of seven young adult romances with multicultural characters. Let us know what some of your favorite romances have been that are by or about people of color!
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
The Girl of His Dreams by Amir Abrams
A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
A Missing Peace by Beth Fred
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
A Match Made in Heaven written by Trina Robbins and illustrated by Xian Nu Studio & Yuko Ota
We love this roundup of young adult romances with multicultural characters and bet some of our swoonworthy manuscripts have some multicultural characters, too. Start reading now.