Author Archives: Ellen Latorraca

About Ellen Latorraca

Reference & Instruction Librarian Liaison for the College of Education & Professional Studies

Stuffed Animal Sleepover in the Library

UW-Whitewater students, staff, faculty and Children’s Center families, accompanied by a child 6(ish) years of age or younger, are invited to Andersen Library on the Whitewater Campus for the 9th Stuffed Animal Sleepover in the Library on Friday, April 5th. … Continue reading

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover in the Library: Beach Party!

(Post author: Madison Pingel, Elementary Education Major) Did you recently notice a few extra little children and stuffed animals in the Library? Did a giant octopus catch your eye when you were trying to study? It’s no surprise! Fifteen children from ages … Continue reading

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Stuffed Animal Beach Party & Sleepout at the Library

It’s time for the return of the… Stuffed Animal Sleepover Event! UW-Whitewater students, staff, faculty and Children’s Center families, accompanied by a child 6(ish) years of age or younger, are invited to join Andersen Library for the 8th Stuffed Animal … Continue reading

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition (New Stuff Tuesdays)

What general terms are most appropriate for talking about North America’s first people? What terms are not appropriate? Were Natives more violent than Whites? Why do Indians have long hair? Can a non-Native person get an Indian name? I’m not … Continue reading

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Agua, Agüita = Water, Little Water (New Stuff Tuesdays)

The New Arrivals Island has been inundated by a tidal wave of bilingual children’s books about agua! Hello Ocean / Hola Mar follows a young girl as her every sense is awash in what the ocean and beach have to … Continue reading

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A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Far more than a history of a single sporting event, “A Sporting Chance” is at the same time an informative, well-researched and referenced, and uplifting narrative. Author Alexander and illustrator Drummand begin with the Greek surgeon, Galen, who studied the … Continue reading

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Mini-Money Smart: Financial Literacy Starts Early (Update!)

Andersen Library is hosting virtual Mini-Money Smart Storytimes! Watch this blog for updates, or sign up Here and we’ll send you a link to the videos when they premiere: Episode 1, Bunnies and Money, premieres on Friday, April 16th at … Continue reading

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The Big Read is for Little Readers, Too (Updated!)

Our storytime will be live through May 14, 2021. Enjoy! Original post: In addition to hosting the Student Book Club for the 2021 Big Read of Kao Kalia Yang’s The Latehomecomer, UW-Whitewater Curriculum Collection will present a virtual storytime for … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Watson: The Prophets: A Novel by Robert Jones, Jr.

The Prophets: a Novel by Robert Jones, Jr. One in a series of reviews contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson As I read the description of this book in the Gay and Lesbian Review, I was taken by the fact … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Chancellor Watson: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho One in a series of reviews contributed by Chancellor Dwight C. Watson In 1969, Dr. David Rueben wrote a very controversial book entitled, Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex, But … Continue reading

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