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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

50 Books for Cuyahoga Falls Library!

Last week, Happy Birthday Author participated in the Share a Story, Shape a Future "Writing About Reading" Event.  I was chosen as a finalist along with 4 other awesome blogs (Tif Talks Books, Jen Robinson's Book Page, Reading Countess, YS Princess).  Over the weekend, there was an online vote to decide the winners. Happy Birthday Author and Reading Countess, a wonderfully talented blogger of middle-grade to young adult literature,  tallied the most votes.  As a result, 50 multicultural books will be donated to Cuyahoga Falls Library and Morton Ranch Elementary. The books are being provided by Reading is Fundamental, the nation's largest children's literacy organization.

I nominated the Cuyahoga Falls Library because of its support of my family over the past 4 years. We attend weekly story-times that are well-designed, educational, and entertaining for my children.  We have participated in many other library events including the Summer Reading Program and Sign Language.  I feel that the Cuyahoga Falls Library has made a huge impact on my children.

I am truly thankful to the whole library staff.   They are generous, knowledgeable, and helpful. Their commitment to the community is absolutely unbelievable!

Happy Birthday Author would like to extend a thank you to everyone who voted for my post!  I appreciate your support!  Also, I must thank everyone who put together the Share a Story, Shape a Future online event.  I learned so much by reading the contributions from all the writers.

View my posts from the week long "Writing about Reading" Event:  Day 1Day 2Day 3 , Day 4

Here is a list of the books that will be donated:

1.  The ABC Book of American Homes by Michael Shoulders
2.  As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Herschel's Amazing March Toward Freedom by Richard Michelson
3.  Bippity Bop Barbershop by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
4.  The Blacker the Berry by Joyce Carol Thomas
5.  Buffalo Song by Joseph Bruchac
6.  A Bus of our Own by Freddi Williams Evans
7.  Butterflies on Carmen Street by Monica Brown
8.  The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington
9.  Clambake: A Wampanoag Tradition by Russell M. Peters
10. Crossing Bok Chitton: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom by Tim Tingle
11. Fiesta! A Celebration of Latino Festivals  by Sherry Shahan
12. The Girl Who Drew a Phoenix by Demi
13. The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico by Nina Jaffe
14. The Good Luck Cat by Joy Hario
15. Grandmother, Have the Angels Come? by Denise Vega
16. The Hat that Wore Clara B. by Melanie Turner-Denstaedt
17. Hiromi's Hands by Lynne Barasch
18. How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara
19. Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith
20. Joe-Joe's First Flight by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
21. Kinaalda: A Navajo Girl Grows Up by Monty Roessel
22. The Little Duck Sikipsis by Beth Cuthand
23. Malian's Song by Marge Bruchac
24. Me and Uncle Romie: A Story Inspired by the Life and Art of Romare Beardon by Claire Hartfield
25. The Moon Over Star by Dianna Hutts Aston
26. Morning on the Lake by Jan Bourdeau Waboose
27. Muskrat Will Be Swimming by Cheryl Savageau
28. My Father's Shop by Satmi Ichikawa
29. Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails by Michale Kusugak
30. One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference by Katie Smith Milway
31. Pablo Remembers by George Ancona
32. Paco and the Giant Chile Plant by Keith Polette
33. Papa and Me by Arthur Dorros
34. Pele, King of Soccer by Monica Brown
35. The Road to Santiago by D.H. Figuerdo
36. Shannon: An Ojibway Dancer by Sandra King
37. Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson
38. Snapshots from the Wedding by Gary Soto
39. Sunflowers by Gwendolyn Zepeda
40. Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt by Patricia McKissack
41. Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku by Ellie Crowe
42. Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy
43. Thanks to the Animals by Rebekah Raye
44. To Go Singing Through the World: The Childhood of Pablo Neruda by Deborah Kogan Ray
45. Up the Learning Tree by Marcia Vaugham
46. Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter
47. We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson
48. What Can You Do with a Rebozo? by Carmen Tafolia
49. Willie and the All-Stars by Floyd Cooper
50. Ziba Came on a Boat by Liz Lofthosue

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