Monthly Archives: September 2017

  • The Winners, Gilmanton Year Round Library and Somersworth Middle School

    How beautiful to read messages from many New Hampshire librarians who want to diversify their collections. A librarian in Keene wrote, “The more our kids can see themselves in the books they read, the better!”  And another librarian in small Bethlehem, “To say we are not diverse is an understatement.”  All librarians wrote saying they…


  • Welcoming America Children’s Book Giveaway

    Welcoming America Children’s Book Giveaway! I have a small collection of books – mostly middle grade books – about new Americans. These are stunning books I’ve reviewed on my blog on global lit for teens and YAs, Rabbit in the Moon. Are you a New Hampshire librarian? This collection is only for YOU. Please comment…


  • For Laurie, a Welcoming New Hampshire Story

    “Laurie was their first English teacher. She brought sheets of white paper and markers to her students who spoke little English but told stories with their art.” In 2010, Laurie Lalish of Lutheran Social Services, now Ascentria, conducted a visual arts project with her ESL class in Laconia who created imagery of their homeland. They…