*In an attempt to be inclusive in our public libraries, do we make an effort to speak to everyone?? Here's an article about serving our "conservative" young people, thanks to School Library Journal.
*Want a free audio book? Want a free audio book about one of the most charismatic and enigmatic Civil Rights leaders ever? Read below for directions on a chance to download a FREE MP3 of the novel X: A Novel .
"The teen literacy program SYNC will feature X in its program from May 14 through May 21, in commemoration of Malcolm X’s ninetieth birthday. During that week, the audiobook version will be available as a free MP3 download through the SYNC website.
Starting now, you can text “xnovel” to the number 25827. The reply text will read:
“Meet Malcolm X before he was X. Free spoken word MP3 coming 2U 5/14. Get app for listening @ http://app.overdrive.com/”
On May 14, an additional text will arrive with a link to the download page and pointers on how to load the MP3 onto your player.
X: A Novel
Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon
Also available as an e-book and in audio"