We have some exciting news to share with you! Jody Bachelder, MASL member and 2013 Walter J. Taranko Maine School Librarian of the Year winner, has a brand new book, Here First: Samoset and the Wawenock of Pemaquid, Maine, published by Down East Books. This is an excellent selection for middle and high school collections.
From Jody’s website:
I grew up on the Pemaquid Peninsula in Maine where Samoset and the Wawenock lived, and like many people of European descent, I knew little about the Indigenous people who called the area home for thousands of years. With a background in library work, I began my research with the question, “What was Samoset doing in Plymouth?” The journey to find the answer was both enlightening and surprising.
Did you know we have an Events page on our website? Here’s what’s coming up:
- Free MASL Open House - 9/21 from 6-7pm - Register here for this informal meet and greet, a great chance to connect with your professional community and share ideas with other Maine librarians.
- Lawrence Alexander Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in Your School Library - 10/27 from 4:30-7:30 - This Dine and Discuss event with other educators across the state can also be experienced from the comfort of your own home. After the virtual presentation with Mr. Alexander, in-person groups will engage in facilitated discussions and activities. Read more on the events page and register today!
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