Saturday, June 25, 2022

Letter supporting Pride displays in libraries

In solidarity with Sonoma County Library and with other local libraries that help users to #ReadwithPRIDE, I've submitted this letter to the editor of the Press Democrat.

Read-aloud update, Summer 2022

Video: Read-aloud update, Summer 2022. Between “First-chapter Friday” previews of new and interesting books, as well as full-length read-alouds of stories in the public domain, I hope that my recordings encourage young listeners’ imagination and vocabulary.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

SRCSA library : End-of-school-year video

Congratulations to our promoting eighth-graders for 2021-2022! School is out, but I’ve had end-of-school-year tasks to accomplish. I’m grateful to our school’s parents’ group for purchasing backstops for the library shelves.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Review : ‘Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster’

One of the books that I’ve been reading this month (now recently completed) is Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster by Andrea Mosqueda. In this Young Adult novel, Maggie Gonzalez has to choose an escort for her younger sister’s quinceañera.

Maggie’s up against a deadline as part of fittings and preparations for her sister’s quinceañera, but choosing an escort is compounded by romantic feelings that pull her in three directions: toward her best friend Amanda, toward her former boyfriend Matthew, and toward Dani, a new girl at school.

Friday, May 20, 2022

First-chapter Friday : Mañanaland

Each Friday I share the link to a read-aloud preview of a book from our school library, with the SRCSA community. The “First-chapter Friday” selection for May 20, 2022, is Mañanaland, by Pam Muñoz Ryan.