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

The Outcomes of Fall Online Learning

If you recall, I, like many others, had to get used to online learning this fall. While I still generally prefer in-person learning, I did appreciate the chance that I got to engage in some practical projects that utilized digital technology to practice professional and academic skills. The best part about digital projects are that … Continue reading The Outcomes of Fall Online Learning

My Winter Break Reading List

You may have noticed that I didn't post a November Reading Roundup. In part that's because I was traveling home for Thanksgiving and then back to Boston the last week of November. the other reason I missed the November Reading Roundup is because we are in the thick of finals season and I have had … Continue reading My Winter Break Reading List

October Reading Roundup

Let's get spooky folks. Halloween is here, there has been Snow in Boston, and I am right in the busy time of the semester if my to-do list for the next couple of weeks is to be believed. I finally feel like I've got virtual classes for this semester in a place that I'm comfortable … Continue reading October Reading Roundup