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Friday, August 5, 2011

I'm the NEW Spiderman. Sort of...

As an Afro-Latino ten year old in Brooklyn, New York, I'd read Spiderman comics then look up at building-tops & imagine I was "Spidey", front-flipping from one roof to the next. Dreams come true. Sort of. I'm not yet the new Spiderman is an Afro-Latino Brooklyn boy :) Click on this link to see a 6 minute video about it.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Street Lit: Look the Other Way? Or Something Worth Looking At?

There's a heated debate about "Street Lit". Some HATE it. Some LOVE it. The Atlanta Post put me in the hot seat. Click here for that interview. What's your opinion on "Street Lit"?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

It Takes a Village: "Poppa Was a Rolling Stone"

It's Father's Day and the LATINA BOOK CLUB asked me to write a guest-post for today. Click here for what one reader calls "masterfully filled with love and inspiration!"

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Kansas State Chooses Secret Saturdays!

The Kansas National Education Association (NEA) just put Secret Saturdays on its recommended reading-list for its Junior/Middle High Schools. The list is distributed and promoted throughout Kansas during the 2011 year :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Lightning Striking Twice Looks Like This..

The Park Slope Barnes and Noble is showing LOVE to my hometown. That HOT book next to Secret Saturdays is written by a friend who also grew up in the Red Hook housing projects. If you want a great book for tween or teen girls, click here for Danette Vigilante and The Trouble with Half a Moon.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Secret Saturdays is celebrated This Black History Month

On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s holiday, The Brown Bookshelf released a list that I wish a teacher would've handed me when I was a teen or tween. 28 guaranteed great reads for the 28 days of Black History Month. Twice as nice is seeing that I'm their author for Day Twelve. Click this sentence for that list.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Secret Saturdays" is on the list :)

"Secret Saturdays" made the ALA 2011 - YALSA "Quick Pick" list!