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Deborah J. Stipek

Who are all those people smiling down from the walls of the Cubberley Education Library's reading room?  The tags on the portraits are difficult if not impossible to read.  They are the deans of the Graduate School of Education, starting with Ellwood P. Cubberley and ending with Deborah Stipek.  There is a new page on the library's website which tells you more, including the names that go with each and links to information about them and where to find their papers.

Cover image of Abina and the important men

The use of graphic novels and their techniques is becoming increasingly popular in education where a variety of new literacies are supplementing the importance of the written word.  Cubberley Library has books on this subject and a variety of graphic novels which are featured in a new guide to Graphic novels and education.  Graphic novels are being used in a number of subject areas including history with works such as Abina and the important men: a graphic history which tells the story of an African woman who sought to use the courts to free herself from slavery.

Cover of  The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian

September 22nd marks the beginning of banned books week. Cubberley has a display of just a few of the many banned/challenged children’s and young adult books. Topping the YA list this year is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. His book was challenged by two school districts this past year for “…explicit sexual references, encouraging pornography, racism, religious irreverence, and strong language.” He is used to it however, as his books frequently make the most frequently challenged list.