Roundup of Resources for Literacy and Reading – May 2010

Happy May, y’all! In listening to the radio last week, I learned that Tuesday after 11 AM is one of the best times to send out email and other correspondence if you want to increase your chances that people read it. So here I am, Tuesday, after 11. As many of you know, I think reading diversely is important to ourselves and our communities. So I was REALLY tickled to find AA Kids Book Talks, which offers reviews of African American children’s books. AA Kids is the brainchild of Karen Lemmons, an elementary school librarian in Detroit. When she introduced herself in the Kidlitosphere Yahoo group, I ran over to check out her blog … and so should you. The … Read more

Thursday Blurb Bonus: Poem In My Pocket Day

If you’ve been hanging out in the blogosphere today, then you know it’s national Poem In Your Pocket Day! A very fun, gregarious way to celebrate poetry.  I’ve been enjoying all of the great poems – remembering some fondly and learning about new poets, too. Like Karsyn, who is in the fourth grade at the Silver Star School. And guess what arrived in today’s mail just in time for today’s celebration a poetry postcard from Vancouver, Washington.  This is a project spearheaded by Jone MacCulloch. Each year, as part of her National Poetry Month celebration, Jone’s students write an original poem on a postcard, and then they mail them to those of us (me!) who requested one. I love my … Read more