Tuesday, January 25, 2011
No Name-Calling Week is coordinated by GLSEN in collaboration with over 40 national education organizational partners, No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities.
For more information about No Name-Calling Week, click here:
History of No Name-Calling Week
Resources (including lesson plans)
For more info see http://www.nonamecallingweek.org
No Name-Calling Week 2011 Creative Expression Contest
The Creative Expression Contest is an opportunity for students to submit essays, poetry, music, original artwork, or other pieces that convey their experiences and feelings about name-calling, and their ideas for putting a stop to verbal bullying in their schools and communities.
The goal is to have students working on their art pieces during the week as a way to learn about and deal with name-calling and bullying.
THREE ENTRY CATEGORIES: The contest is divided into three different judging categories.
It is open to all individual students in grades K - 12.
Click on the category you wish to enter for specific guidelines and entry forms:
Primary School (Grades K - 5)
Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)
High School (Grades 9 - 12)
In the High School category to the contest short-film submissions that focus on anti-LGBT name-calling and bullying in school can be submitted.
Only U.S. residents are eligible to apply. Students may work in groups, as long as an entry form is submitted for every student that worked on the artwork.
DEADLINE: Monday, February 28, 2011
All entries must be postmarked on or received via fax or e-mail by 6pm Eastern time on Monday, February 28, 2011. Winners will be notified by telephone, mail, or e-mail by April 2011.
HOW TO ENTER: Download the appropriate rules and guidelines and the corresponding entry form.
Fill out the form and send (along with your entry) to GLSEN:
Via fax: 646-388-8060
No Name-Calling Week Creative Expression Contest
c/o GLSEN Education Department
90 Broad Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10004
Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all electronically submitted work must be accompanied by an electronically signed entry form.
Alternately a hard copy of the form, with signature, may be mailed or faxed simultaneous to electronic submission.
Monday, January 10, 2011
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature
2011 Newbery Medal
"Moon over Manifest," written by Clare Vanderpool, is the winner. The book is published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc. ( Juv.V2393m)
2011 Newbery Honor Books
Turtle in Paradise," by Jennifer L. Holm and published by Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc. (Juv.H7474t)
Heart of a Samurai," written by Margi Preus and published by Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS ( Juv.P934h)
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night," written by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen and published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt;
One Crazy Summer," by Rita Williams-Garcia and published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. (Juv.W729o)
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children
"A Sick Day for Amos McGee," illustrated by Erin E. Stead, is the winner. The book was written by Philip C. Stead, and is a Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing. (JuvS7995s)
2011 Caldecott Honor Books
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave," illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.; (Juv.738.09.H645d)
Interrupting Chicken," written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein and published by Candlewick Press. (Juv.S8194i)
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults
2011 Printz Award winner
Ship Breaker," written by Paolo Bacigalupi, is the. The book is published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. (Juv.B1255s)
2011 Printz Honor Books
Stolen, by Lucy Christopher and published by Chicken House, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.; (Juv.C5566s)
Please Ignore Vera Dietz," by A.S. King and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.; (Juv.K522p)
Revolver," by Marcus Sedgwick and published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of the Macmillan Children's Publishing Group; (Juv.S4486r)
Nothing," by Janne Teller and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division.
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults
2011 Coretta Scott King Author Book winner
"One Crazy Summer," written by Rita Williams-Garcia is the winner. The book is published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. (Juv.W729o)
2011Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books
Lockdown," by Walter Dean Myers and published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; (Myers is a Jersey City resident and a member of the Advisory Board of the M. Jerry Weiss Center at New Jersey City University.) (Juv.M9967L)
Ninth Ward," by Jewell Parker Rhodes and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.; (Juv. R4767n)
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty," written by G. Neri, illustrated by Randy DuBurke and published by Lee & Low Books Inc. (Juv.305.89.N445y)
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award recognizing an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults
2011 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book winner
"Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave," illustrated by Bryan Collier, is the 2011 King Illustrator Book winner. The book was written by Laban Carrick Hill and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. (Juv.738.09.H645d)
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix," illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, written by Gary Golio and published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. (Juv.927.84.H4989)
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Author) Award
"Zora and Me," written by Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon, is the 2011 Steptoe author winner. The book is published by Candlewick Press. (Juv.B7117z)
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Illustrator) Award
"Seeds of Change," illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler, is the 2011 Steptoe illustrator winner. The book is written by Jen Cullerton Johnson and published by Lee & Low Books Inc.
Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement
Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith is the winner of the 2011 Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime achievement. The award pays tribute to the quality and magnitude of beloved children's author Virginia Hamilton's contributions through her literature and advocacy for children and youth.
Pura Belpre Awards honoring a Latino writer/illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.
2011 Pura Belpre Illustrator Award
Grandma's Gift," illustrated and written by Eric Velasquez, is the 2011 Belpre Illustrator Award winner. The book is published by Walker Publishing Company, Inc., a division of Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc. (Juv.V434gg)
2011 Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor Books
Fiesta Babies," illustrated by Amy Cordova, written by Carmen Tafolla and published by Tricycle Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.;
Me, Frida," illustrated by David Diaz, written by Amy Novesky and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS; (Juv.927.59.K12n)
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin," illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS
Pura Belpre (Author) Award honoring a Latino writer whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience
2011 Pura Belpre Author Award
"The Dreamer," written by Pam Munoz Ryan, is the winner. The book is illustrated by Peter Sís and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
2011 Pura Belpre Author Honor Books
Ole! Flamenco," written and illustrated by George Ancona and published by Lee & Low Books Inc
The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba," written by Margarita Engle and published by Henry Holt and Company, LLC (Juv.E585f)
90 Miles to Havana," written by Enrique Flores-Galbis and published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing. (Juv.F6344n)
Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience
The Pirate of Kindergarten," written by George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Lynne Avril and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, wins the award for children ages 0 to 10.
After Ever After," written by Jordan Sonnenblick and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., is the winner of the middle-school (ages 11-13). (Juv.S6994a)
The teen (ages 13-18) award winner is "Five Flavors of Dumb," written by Antony John and published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. (Juv.J651f)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
Margaret A. Edwards Award honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.
Sir Terry Pratchett is the 2011 Edwards Award winner. His books include: "The amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents," "The Wee Free Men," and "A Hat Full of Sky" published by HarperCollins Children's Books; and "The Color of Magic," "Guards! Guards!," "Equal Rites," "Going Postal," "Small Gods," and "Mort" all published by HarperCollins Publishers.
May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award recognizing an author, critic, librarian, historian or teacher of children's literature, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site
Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children's book translated from a language other than English and subsequently published in the United States
2011 Mildred L. Batchelder Award
A Time of Miracles" is the 2011 Batchelder Award winner. Originally published in French in 2009 as "Le Temps des Miracles," the book was written by Anne-Laure Bondoux, translated by Y. Maudet, and published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc. (Juv.B7118t )
2011 Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Books
Departure Time, published by Namelos, written by Truus Matti and translated by Nancy Forest-Flier;
"Nothing," published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, written by Janne Teller and translated by Martin Aitken.
Robert F. Sibert Medal for most distinguished informational book for children
2011 Robert F. Sibert Medal
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot," written by Sy Montgomery, is the 2011 Sibert Award winner. The book features photographs by Nic Bishop and is published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
2011 Robert F. Sibert Honor Books
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring, written by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illustrated by Brian Floca, a Neal Porter Book, published by Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing; (Juv.792.8G798b)
"Lafayette and the American Revolution, written by Russell Freedman and published by Holiday House.
Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature Award
The award is given annually to English-language children's and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered experience.
2011 Children's and Young Adult Literature Award
Almost Perfect," written by Brian Katcher, published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc. (Juv.K1945a)
2011 Children's and Young Adult Literature Honor Books
"will grayson, will grayson," written by John Green and David Levithan,published by Dutton Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.; (Juv.G7955w)
Love Drugged," written by James Klise and published by Flux, an imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd.;
Freaks and Revelations," written by Davida Willis Hurwin and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.;
The Boy in the Dress," written by David Walliams, illustrated by Quentin Blake and published by Penguin Young Readers Group.
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book
2011 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Bink and Gollie,written by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee and illustrated by Tony Fucile , published by Candlewick Press. ( Juv.D545b)
2011 Theodor Seuss Geisell Honor Books
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!" written and illustrated by Grace Lin and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.; (Juv.L7353L)
We Are in a Book!" written and illustrated by Mo Willems and published by Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group. (Juv.W699w )
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year.
2011 YALSA Award Excellence
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing," written by Ann Angel, is the 2011 Excellence winner. The book is published by Amulet/Abrams.
2011 YALSA Award Finalists
"They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group," by Susan Campbell Bartoletti and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; (Juv.322.42 .B292t)
Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement," by Rick Bowers and published by National Geographic Society;
The Dark Game: True Spy Stories," by Paul Janeczko and published by Candlewick Press;
Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates," by Jill Rubalcaba and Peter Robertshaw and published by Charlesbridge.
Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by judging committees of librarians and other children's and young adult experts, the awards encourage original and creative work. For more information on the ALA youth media awards and notables, please visit the ALA website at http://www.ala.org/.
Complete award list at http://bit.ly/ffjfd5
SOURCE American Library Association
Film Festival - Jersey City 2011
Jan. 14 to Jan. 16
The 7th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) in Jersey City will be held this year at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, presenting an exciting selection of films from around the world including Ghana, Brazil and the U.S., to coincide with the Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend.
WHAT: 7th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival in Jersey City
More information here
SECURE YOUR SEAT TODAY! CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE
CASH ONLY Accepted at the Door.
FRIDAY, JAN 14
6PM Opening Night Reception
WHITE BOY BROWNJersey City PremiereArmed with only a very important letter, Curtis Brown, a young black man embarks on the most difficult journey of his life, a journey that will force him to confront his own demons of hatred and prejudice, while rediscovering a love, long lost for his adopted white brother Johnny. Through a series of flashbacks and stories, Curtis learns of the life of a brother he once knew, a life of a brother who, although being white, experienced the same racism he himself experienced, ultimately binding the two together. USA, 2009, 88 min, drama, English, Sean Sawyer dir.Q&A WITH DIRECTOR AFTER THE SCREENING.
SATURDAY, JAN 15 @ 3PM
NO TIME TO DIEJersey City PremiereA hearse driver meets and falls in love with a young, beautiful dancer who is planning an elaborate homegoing celebration for her mother. This comedy follows the hearse driver as he does everything to win the affection of the young woman. Ghana/West Germany, 2006, 95 minutes, Comedy (English), King Ampaw, Director
SATURDAY, JAN 15 @ 5PM
SHADOWS OF THE LYNCHING TREEJersey City PremiereThe shrouded history of lynching in America is the subject of a powerful new documentary from producer/director Carvin Eison. During the late 19th and much of the 20th century, countless numbers of African-Americans were murdered at the end of a rope. In the age of Obama, have we reconciled this misshapen history or does its legacy live on? “Let sleeping dogs lie…” is a way of saying leave that certain thing alone, it could hurt you. Shadows of the Lynching Tree kicks the sleeping dog and awakens a troublesome past. The dog is awake, will we finally confront the beast or does it return to an uneasy slumber?” USA, 2009, 60 minutes, Documentary (English), Carvin Eison, DirectorQ&A WITH DIRECTOR AFTER THE SCREENING.
SATURDAY, JAN 15 @ 7PM
YOUSSOU N'DOUR: RETURN TO GOREEA musical road movie, Youssou N'Dour: Return to Gorée follows Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour's historical journey tracing the trail left by slaves and the jazz music they created. Youssou N'Dour's challenge is to bring back to Africa a jazz repertoire of his own songs to perform a concert in Gorée, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to honor its victims. Senegal/Switzerland/Luxembourg, 2006, 108 minutes, Musical Documentary (English and French with English subtitles), Pierre-Yves Borgeaud, Director
SUNDAY, JAN 16 @ 3:00PM
AFRICAN LEADERS PROGRAM
FRANTZ FANON: HIS LIFE, HIS STRUGGLE, HIS WORKJersey City PremiereFrantz Fanon was a psychiatrist, originally from Martinique, who became a spokesman for the Algerian revolution against French colonialism. Embittered by his experience with racism in the French Army, he gravitated to radical politics, Sartrean existentialism and the philosophy of black consciousness known as negritude. His 1952 book, Black Skin, White Masks, offers a penetrating analysis of racism and of the ways in which it is internalized by its victims. While secretly aiding the rebels of the Algerian anti-colonial war as a doctor in Algeria, Fanon cared for victims and perpetrators alike, producing case notes that shed invaluable light on the psychic traumas of colonial war. Expelled from Algeria in 1956, Fanon moved to Tunis where he wrote for El Moudjahid, the rebel newspaper, founded Africa's first psychiatric clinic, and wrote several influential books on decolonization. The film traces the short and intense life of one of the great thinkers of the 20th century. Martinique/France/Algeria/Tunisia, 2001, 52 minutes, Documentary (French with English subtitles), Cheikh Djemai, Director
Followed byAMILCAR CABRALJersey City PremiereAmilcar Cabral was the leader of the Liberation Movement of Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau and the founder of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC). He was born in Guinea in 1924 and assassinated in Conakry in 1973. Regarded as a true icon of African history, this documentary provides considerable background to this revolutionary giant and reveals Cabral in several dimensions: as a man, a father, politician, humanist and poet. The documentary is skillfully produced and uses a wealth of rare archive footage, balanced inclusion of varied testimonies of important African personalities and the credible recreation of notable episodes of Cabral's life. Cape Verde/Portugal, 2001, 52 minutes, Historical Documentary (Portuguese with English subtitles), Ana Ramos Lisboa, Director
SUNDAY, JAN 16 @ 5PM
ALEIJADINHO: PASSION, GLORY AND TORMENTSet in 19th century Brazil at a time when slavery was still at the foundation of the Latin American economy, this fascinating historical drama is loosely based on the life of sculptor Antonio Francisco Lisboa ("Aleijadinho"), one of Latin America’s greatest sculptors. Brazil, 2001, 100 minutes, Drama (Portuguese with English subtitles), Geraldo Santos Pereira, Director
Screening followed by a DVD launch reception: Come celebrate with us the launching of the 2-DVD set:RACE AND HISTORY IN BRAZIL.
AND FOR THOSE IN NYC
Sunday, January 16, 2011
MADE IN AMERICA: KING'S DREAM IN TODAY'S ECONOMY
A Martin Luther King Day Celebration
WNYC's fifth annual Martin Luther King Day celebration explores the contemporary lessons of King's work for economic justice and equal access to the American dream. Join us as WNYC's Brian Lehrer, WQXR's Terrance McKnight and Princeton professor Melissa Harris-Perry host an afternoon of spirited discussion and performance.
Live performances by
Christian McBride with Melissa Walker
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Admission is free but reservations are required.
RSVP at email@example.com
Saturday, January 08, 2011
KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL
566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, NYC"
Based on Mo Willem's bestselling book, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, this brand new musical is presented with the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour as part of the Skirball Center's Big Red Chair Family Series.
The musical, an adaptation of Mo Willems’ Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, is full of adventure, song and gigantic, dancing laundry that come to life as a little girl, her father, and her favorite toy take a trip to the laundromat in Brooklyn. A co-presentation with the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour, the show will run for five performances at the Skirball Center’s 860-seat theater onWashington Square Park.
Saturday, February 26 11:00 A.M., 2:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M.
Sunday, February 27. 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.
and can be purchased online at http://www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu/,
or by phone at 212.352.3101 (toll free at 866.811.4111).
The show runs approximately 50 minutes and is appropriate for ages 4 and up.
NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square.
Friday, January 07, 2011
Link to webcast http://alawebcast.unikron.com/__view2011.php?
The American Library Association (ALA) will provide a free live webcast of its Youth Media Awards. The number of available connections for the Webcast are limited and the broadcast is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Online visitors can view the live Webcast the morning of the announcements. Those interested in following the action live should bookmark http://alawebcast.unikron.com/ . The Youth Media Awards will begin at 7:45 a.m. PST on Jan. 10, 2011, but visitors should be able to begin logging on to the Webcast at 7:30 a.m. PST
2011 Youth Media Award announcements include:
Andrew Carnegie Medal
Coretta Scott King Book Awards
Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement
John Newbery Medal
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
Margaret A. Edwards Award
May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture
Michael L. Printz Award
Mildred L. Batchelder Award
Pura Belpré Awards
Randolph Caldecott Medal
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
Schneider Family Book Award
Stonewall Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award
Theodore Seuss Geisel Award
William C. Morris Award
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
Help the New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Library Association bring the latest technology to EVERYONE by voting at http://www.refresheverything.com/technologycatchupatyourlibrary
The goals of the program are to distribute 150 "Technology-Catch-Up"
sets to NJ's public libraries in order to offer access to the newest technology to everyone. The "Technology Catch-Up" sets will include an iPad, a Kindle, a Nook, & a Flip Ultra Camcorder. This will offer access to the newest in technology, for free, through public libraries to help erase the digital divide by enabling economically disadvantaged individuals to learn about the latest in technology. Further, it will help the unemployed by teaching them about these new tools, and help parents feel as comfortable using new technology as their "digital native" children.
The project coincides with our goal of making libraries community centers and with making our residents a society of lifelong learners.
PLEASE HELP US RAISE THE PROFILE OF LIBRARIES EVERYWHERE BY VOTING FOR OUR PROJECT!
Register today and vote EVERY day from now through January 31, 2011.
Questions? Contact Peggy Cadigan, firstname.lastname@example.org