Born on this date: Adam Clayton Powell, Sr.

Born on this date in 1865 was Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., religious leader at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, after becoming the pastor in 1908. More information about him:

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Book Review: Telegrams to Heaven–Blog Post in Latinxs in Kid Lit

Review by Jessica Agudelo DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: Telegrams to Heaven / Telegramas al Cielo recounts the moving childhood of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, who from an early age discovers the candor, light and power of the word, which he uses to pray and to write poetry, sending telegrams to heaven from his […]

via Book Review: Telegrams to Heaven / Telegramas al Cielo by René Colato Laínez, illus. by Pixote Hunt — Latinxs in Kid Lit

Book Review: Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer–Latinxs in Kid Lit Blog Post

Reviewed by Lila Quintero Weaver Publisher’s Description In this hybrid memoir, Alberto Ledesma wonders, At what point does a long-time undocumented immigrant become an American in the making? From undocumented little boy to “hyper documented” university professor, Ledesma recounts how even now, he sometimes finds himself reverting to the child he was, recalling his father’s […]

via Book Review: Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life, Written & Illustrated by Alberto Ledesma — Latinxs in Kid Lit

May Releases Blog Post by Edi Campbell

All of This is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor (HarperTeen) In this gripping, genre-defying YA novel, four Long Island teens befriend a bestselling YA novelist, only to find their deepest, darkest secrets in the pages of her next book—with devastating consequences. Told as a series of interviews, journal entries, and even pages from the book […]

via May Releases — CrazyQuiltEdi