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Money Smart Kid 2014 Essay Contest

Money Smart Kid 2014 Essay Contest

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  • The contest is for students in grades 6 through 8
  • Write an essay of 500 words or less (see entry form for topic).
  • Winners will receive a CollegeChoice 529 Savings Account through the generous sponsorship of CollegeChoice 529, Fifth Third Bank and PNC Bank. The winner will receive $750 and two runners up will each receive $375.
  • Entry Form The deadline to submit an essay is February 28, 2014. 
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28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Authors Tiki & Ronde Barber

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Authors Tiki & Ronde Barber

28dayslogo Today’s honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, are Tiki & Ronde Barber.

BrownBookshelfLogo The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

  • The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Feature Article: Tiki & Ronde Barber
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The Cay: When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, an adolescent white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are stranded on a tiny Caribbean island where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion.

Timothy of The Cay: Having survived being blinded and shipwrecked on a tiny Caribbean island with the old black man Timothy, twelve-year-old white Phillip is rescued and hopes to regain his sight with an operation. Alternate chapters follow the life of Timothy from his days as a young cabin boy.

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The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Illustrator Theodore Taylor III

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Illustrator Theodore Taylor III

28dayslogo Today’s honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Theodore Taylor III.

BrownBookshelfLogo The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

Before the Beat Was Born: Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc. On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her brother, Clive Campbell, spun the records. He had a new way of playing the music to make the breaks the musical interludes between verses longer for dancing. He called himself DJ Kool Herc and this is When the Beat WasBorn. From his childhood in Jamaica to his youth in the Bronx, Laban Carrick Hill’s book tells how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he invented went on to define a culture and transform the world.

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The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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