An instant New York Times bestseller, named a best book of the year by The New York Times Book Review and Entertainment Weekly. This celebrated account of a young African-American man who escaped Newark, NJ to attend Yale, but still faced the dangers of the streets when he returned is, “nuanced and shattering” (People) and “mesmeric” (The New York Times Book Review).
In this timely and important collection of personal essays, black men from all walks of life share their inspiring stories and ultimately how each, in his own way, became a source of hope for his community and country.
FOUNDED BY KATHRYN STARKE, URBAN LITERACY SPECIALIST
I greatly appreciate your support of my work in reading education over the years and more recently with your Tackle Reading showcasing! I'm thrilled to share that a Tackle Reading, a new resource, just released this week. Tackle Reading is a book, tour, and national movement created to motivate children, support parents, and inspire teachers to love literacy at home and in school. Over 45 contributing writers, including NFL athletes, authors, literacy leaders, celebrities, and educational organizations donated their time and words of wisdom for this book. We have tips/tricks, guidance, lessons, activities, and inspirational stories for families to promote reading. We are receiving national attention in media including the Huffington Post and I Heart Radio and upcoming stories in publications including SEE the Change Magazine. I have included the links to Amazon and Barnes & Noble; bulk rates are available at www.creat…
It's official! The Cybils Awards Judges Are Announced! Kristi's Book Nook is a panelist for Round 1!
I'm so excited to be able to read so many books and cast a vote for the best of the best in children's literature for 2016. Stay tuned for more reviews of some really cool books. My category for judging will be EarlyReader/Early Chapter books.
Cybils Awards Mission
The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal. If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussels sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious.
Important DatesAugust 17: Call for judgesSept. 14: Deadline for judging applicationSept. 19: Judges announced.Oct. 1: Nominations openOct. 15: Nominations closeOctober 16-25: Publisher submissionsOct. 1-Dec. 29: Round 1 reading periodDecember 1: Round 1 review copy deadl…
I always say that books are the best gifts. It's a great way to relax, learn, escape and make a new friend in a favorite character. If you're on a budget where can you find the best bargains for books for the holidays, birthdays or whatever?
This is a great time of year for getting free books. Book bloggers are doing themed giveaways to get rid of books they've accumulated all year. Kristi's Book Nook saves up books from reviews and donates them to kids in need for the holidays. It's a great idea to participate in some awesome giveaway hops. Kristi's Book Nook does book giveaways weekly, so you'll want to stop by to see what cool books are there. Kristi's Book Nook does special giveaways to newsletter followers so you'll want to sign up there too. Below is a list of bloggers who are known for giving away books, gift cards and more.