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5 great TED Talks about children’s literature

I got hooked on TED Talks over the weekend. Despite the fact I kept telling myself, “Just one more, and then I’m going to stop watching these,” I kept watching. (No regrets.) Below are five talks about children’s literature worth … Continue reading

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Representation matters. Here’s why you should care.

I didn’t think much about diversity in childhood. I grew up in a rural Midwestern elementary school district primarily comprised of white middle class students. A portion of the student body was Hispanic and Latino. Throughout my entire grade school … Continue reading

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8 books to empower young girls

“I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives, but as nouns.” — Elizabeth Cady Stanton Today is Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s birthday. In honor of the suffragist and civil rights pioneer (and in light of the current political climate), here’s … Continue reading

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BRB; I have to finish sniffling over this Harry Potter thread

I came across this exchange this afternoon while wasting time online (be warned that the image below contains a curse word): My first reaction to this thread was to tear up a little. Like most Harry Potter fans, Rubeus Hagrid … Continue reading

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Thoughts sparked by the death of Lois Duncan

The news of Lois Duncan’s death reached me today. Lois, a revolutionary author who essentially created her own genre of young adult suspense, died yesterday at her home at 82 years old. Her best-known title is probably “I Know What … Continue reading

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The latest additions to our home library

Over the weekend, I visited a library book sale to stock up on children’s books. Even though the husband and I don’t have children yet, we’re getting a head start on establishing our home kid lit library. We want to … Continue reading

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Free ebook! Get first Sarah & Katy book for Kindle

It’s Children’s Book Week this week! In honor of the annual celebration of reading and children’s literature, “Sarah & Katy and the Imagination Blankets” is free all week via Amazon and Kindle. Every child who wants to read deserves to … Continue reading

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