Haven’t read it yet but thrilled to hear about it–Kira-Kira is (tear-jerking) magic, and it looks like Cynthia Kadohata has done it again: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2013/11/cynthia-kadohata-wins-national-book.html#more
As someone who basically grew up in the public library, so glad that young nerdy kids growing up in remote random places can see their faces in these books.
I love this family. Go Chatsworth High!: http://www.latimes.com/sports/varsity-times/la-sp-vi-football-chatsworth-at-47-is-a-dangerous-team-20131118,0,7245840.story#axzz2l3Mo6B6Z
Some comments on the UCLA Black male spoken word piece that’s trending: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-j-park/black-men-at-ucla-the-dev_b_4297110.html