I am an elementary school librarian in an urban setting in Massachusetts. Through the work of creating a more representative and inclusive library collection for my students, I learned a lot about the politics of the publishing industry, the accepted institutional racism and purposeful exclusion of communities in books and that we should be outraged at the continued disenfranchisement of our children.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Series of Series: Pet Club

This a sweet early reader, 8 book series. These books are about a group of friends taking care of pets, sometimes there is mystery, sometimes drama, but there is always a problem to be solved by these dynamic friends. Great for the beginning reader. The author is Gwendolyn Hooks, she is a blogger for
  The Brown Bookshelf, a wonderful resource that you should bookmark...right now! The organization describes itself as:

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The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers. Our flagship initiative of is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by African Americans. 

Read more about Gwendolyn Hooks by visiting her website.
Read a summary of each of the eight books here.

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