Contextualizing the Classics: The Borrowers and Front Desk

Bookishly Bright started as Contextualizing the Classics in fall 2017 as a final project for a course at Kansas State University on Louise Erdrich and Sherman Alexie. The first posts on this blog paired a classic with a contemporary text in order to explore the connections that existed between them and to bridge the gap … Continue reading Contextualizing the Classics: The Borrowers and Front Desk

Drawing Little Women: Graphic Novel Adaptations of Alcott

It's not a big secret that I'm a pretty big fan of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. I've published poetry written in response to some of her works, reviewed a spinoff young adult novel, and visited her home of Orchard House multiple times. So when I saw, Jo: An adaptation of Little Women (sort of) … Continue reading Drawing Little Women: Graphic Novel Adaptations of Alcott

Reading the National Book Award Longlist

When the longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature was announced clear back in September 2020, I immediately put as many of the long list book on hold as possible. Given that it's four months into 2021, and my last hold wasn't fulfilled until March, that speaks to the popularity of … Continue reading Reading the National Book Award Longlist

March Reading Roundup

March went much more quickly than I anticipated. My semester is officially half-way over, I've enrolled in summer classes, and by the end of the first week in April I enrolled for my last semester of graduate study! This Month's Blogs During March, I published Considering the Caldecott with my thoughts on 2021's Caldecott winner … Continue reading March Reading Roundup