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Mrs. Farquharson’s musings about books for children and young adults

Archive for February, 2013

Magic Trash


Tyree Guyton is an artist and visionary who returned to his childhood neighborhood in Detroit and transformed the area, one street and lot at a time. His Heidelberg Project helped the residents reclaim their streets with paint and found objects. Always remembering his grandfather’s words to “paint the world”, Tyree decorates the streets, sidewalks, and […]

Harlem’s Little Blackbird


Once again, two picture book biographies about the same person were released within months of each other by different authors and publishers. The subject of these two stellar creations is Florence Mills, a star of the Harlem Renaissance. There are no known recordings of Florence’s voice, nor are there any films of her performances. Yet, […]

Awards Season


Every year, on a Monday morning at the end of January, book aficionados wait with baited breath to learn the winners of the children’s and young adult’s book awards that are presented by the American Library Association. These are the “Academy Awards” for authors, publishers, and librarians. When this year’s winners and honor books were […]

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