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Northeast Center Reading Room
Doors open July 5,2010
Mondays-Thursdays 4-8 pm
· Librarian on duty
· Children’s books
· Popular Magazines (English & Spanish)
· Paperback exchange
· ESL collection (Easy readers, etc.)
· General Reference books (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.)
· Computers with access to Library databases & Microsoft programs
The Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected the winners of the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature. The awards promote Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and are awarded based on literary and artistic merit.
The awards are given in four categories, with Winner and Honor books selected in each category. Here are the winners of the 2010 awards:
The Picture Book Winner is Cora Cooks Pancit, written by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore and illustrated by Kristi Valiant, published by Shens Books. Picture Book Honor was given to Tan to Tamarind, written by Malathi Michelle Iyengar and illustrated by Jamel Akib, published by Children’s Book Press.
For Youth Literature, the Winner is Sung Woo’s Everything Asian, published by Thomas Dunne Books. Tofu Quilt by Ching Yeung Russell and published by Lee & Low was selected as an Honor recipient.
The Adult Nonfiction Winner is American Chinatown: A People’s History of Five Neighborhoods, by Bonnie Tsui and published by Free Press (Simon & Schuster). The Adult Nonfiction Honor Book is Japanese American Resettlement Through the Lens, by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi and published by the University Press of Colorado.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford and published by Ballantine Books was selected as the Adult Fiction Winner. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See and published by Random House was selected as an Adult Fiction Honor title. We own both of these books at Harper College Library– make sure to check them out:
Attention graphic novel fans, art students, and anyone who appreciates amazing illustrations! Check out Brian Selznick’s award winning illustrated novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It’s the first novel that has ever won the Caldecott Award, which honors illustrators of children’s picture books. But don’t be fooled. Similar to the reception of the Harry Potter series, this novel has garnered well deserved attention from adults as well as children. Within its pages is a whole new reading experience, as Neal Wyatt notes in her July 2007 Reader’s Shelf column, “Beyond the Funny Pages: Comics in Fiction.” It is “a hybrid of words and pictures (black-and-white drawings, movie stills, and archival photos) that jointly work to tell a story, each dependent upon the other for narrative flow. It is an amazing and groundbreaking achievement.” The plot is just as compelling as the format of the book, following the mysterious adventures of an orphan living within the walls of a Paris train station. In an interview, Selznick shares the ‘story behind the story’ of The Invention of Hugo Cabret regarding the great French film director, George Méliès. Enjoy this unique book, then watch for the movie scheduled to be released in 2011!
Written by Connie Bach
Give a child the gift of reading!
16th Annual Children’s Book Drive
For the month of October, Harper College Library is collecting new and gently used children’s books that will be donated to the District 214 Community Education Program and the Elk Grove Village Township. You can help give a child the gift of reading by bringing donations into the Harper College Library, or by putting them in donation boxes we have in L building – Liberal Arts Division Office, X building – Health Careers Division Office, F building – Academic Enrichment and Language Studies Division Office, M building – Wellness and Human Performance Division Office, and W building in the employee lunchroom.
Help us reach our goal of donating 1,600 books for the 16th anniversary of the Children’s Book Drive.
Long before the “No Child Left Behind” literacy initiative, a librarian of the Boy Scouts of America, Franklin K. Mathiews, realized the importance of childhood literacy and believed that the first step was to expose children to quality books. Through his passion Children’s Book Week was launched in 1919 amidst the Black Sox scandal, a world-wide flu epidemic, vaudeville, speakeasies, and a number one fiction book entitled, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. (With a purchase price of $1.90 most publishers thought it would never sell, but the people proved them wrong!) Reading became a popular pass-time for young and old alike, and has continued to be for generations!
Since 1944 the Children’s Book Council (CBC) has overseen the annual Children’s Book Week, our nation’s longest-running literacy event. This year it is being celebrated May 11-17. Schools, libraries, and book stores will be running special programs and activities to encourage young people to experience new worlds and challenge imaginations through the written word. CBC is sponsoring its second annual Children’s Choice Book Awards. Favorite book finalists were chosen by nearly 15,000 children and teenagers, and votes for the winners can be cast at www.BookWeekOnline.com through May 3rd. The highlight of Children’s Book Week will be the Children’s Choice Book Awards Ceremony on May 12th in New York City, and will include an Impact Award to Whoopi Goldberg in recognition of her contributions in promoting literacy and the love of reading.
This is a wonderful time to take a moment to browse the Children’s Literature Section in the lower level of Harper College Library. Relax in the rocking chair and enjoy the many award winning books, including the newest Caldecott winner, The House in the Night, illustrated by Beth Krommes and written by Susan Marie Swanson. Upstairs in the library are two other 2009 award winning titles: The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman (Newbery Medal), and We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, by Kadir Nelson (Coretta Scott King Author Award). A list of Newbery and Caldecott Medal books is posted in the Children’s Literature section and in the PZ7 section upstairs in the main stacks.
Savor your freedom to imagine, explore, and READ!
Thanks to all of you for your generous donations for this year’s Kids Read! 15th Annual Book Drive. With your help we were able to collect 1641 books–over and above our goal of 1500 children’s books. We will be delivering the donated books to District 214 Community Education Program and Elk Grove Village Township.
Thanks once again for helping families in need!