Little Witches: Another Little Women Graphic Novel

In the not too distant past, I explored two modern day Little Women graphic novel adaptations in the post Drawing Little Women: Graphic Novel Adaptations of Alcott. Both Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy and Jo take Alcott's characters and place them in a modern day setting exploring sisterhood, life, love, and growing up in ways … Continue reading Little Witches: Another Little Women Graphic Novel

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

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

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