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

Review: The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep

https://twitter.com/BookishlyBright/status/1347731401265672192 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. … Continue reading Review: The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep

I read it so you don’t have to: “Rodham” by Curtis Sittenfeld

In undergrad, I picked up a used copy of Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife, a fictionalized look at Laura Bush’s life, at the Dusty Bookshelf (Manhattan, Kansas’s favorite bookstore). I really enjoyed Sittenfeld’s writing and the fictional exploration of a real person’s life was interesting. Because of this, and because of how talked about it was, … Continue reading I read it so you don’t have to: “Rodham” by Curtis Sittenfeld