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
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
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
I tweeted this a while back, and then quickly realized if I wanted to tell lots of people about the Donner Party book I read in full detail that I could just write a blog post about it. Literally the reason I have a blog is to tell people about the books I’m reading. I … Continue reading Review: The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep
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