Three on a Theme: Music

This past weekend, Jake and I went with his grandparents to western Massachusetts to see the Boston Symphony Orchestra perform at Tanglewood (featuring Yo-Yo Ma as a soloist). We had beautiful weather, I managed to avoid getting sunburnt (a true feat if you know me), and I got to experience my first professional orchestra concert … Continue reading Three on a Theme: Music

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

Considering the Caldecott

This past semester (Fall 2020), I took CHL 403 - Picturebook at Simmons and we finished our semester with a Mock Caldecott, which was won by We are the Water Protectors. Because of this, I feel qualified to make commentary on the actual winners and honor books of the 2020 Caldecott. I had hoped to … Continue reading Considering the Caldecott