– May is Latino Books Month!You can download a copy of the summer recommended reading list for 2010 to celebrate latino writers all year long.
– I am not going to lie (I have always tried to stay away from the Apple kool-aid but…), I want an ipad. Though not like Mariah Carey’s blinged out one.
– NYC: www.LationoBaseBall.com will award 40 outstanding Hispanic students during the 22nd Annual Hispanic Achievement Awards who have demonstrated above average scholastic ability, citizenship, leadership and promise for the future during an on-field ceremony at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, May 30th at 1:00PM.
– Hotguysreadingbooks: I thought this site was pretty nifty until my friend pointed out the lack of Asian, African American and Latino men on the site. We need to start submitting photos!
– Sometimes copy editors slip up: Error in Oxford English Dictionary definition goes unnoticed for 99 years.
– This is late but the commentary here is great…and reiterates that sometimes social media connections/communications just don’t cut it: Keep Your Mother’s Day Greetings Offline.
– Speaking of the Wizard of Oz, here’s the backstory of L. Frank Baum’s Tin Woodsman: Watch Heartless.
– One girl, one dress, one year: www.theuniformproject.com. Adorable!
– Slightly reminiscent of Kindle ads, “Get Back In Your Book” by Lissy Laricchia,is series of photos where different fairy tale characters getting sucked into their respective titles.
– Two takes on why men don’t read: Why Men Don’t Read: How Publishing is Alienating Half the Population, Response: Why men don’t read books
– Because Reading and Ethnic Studies are just not that fundamental (Sigh):
The Huge NYC Budget Disaster: Adult Literacy Programs, Arizona bill targeting ethnic studies signed into law
– Did you watch HBO’s documentary, Sergio?
– “The New York Public Library launched a new awareness campaign called Don’t Close the Book to fight a proposed thirty-seven-million-dollar budget cut.”
– “In February, the New York Times reported on the travails of blind poet Tato Laviera, who had suddenly found himself homeless in New York City after some economic and health troubles. Thanks to help from various politicians and activists, Laviera now has “a bright studio in East Harlem’s Taino Towers” to call home.”