I don’t know if you’ve had an opportunity to check out this year’s summer reading list. If not, I hope you do soon. The list this year is a very robust list that considers a variety of texts; of literacies; of ways to engage with information. We’ve curated novels, picturebooks, graphic novels, coloring sheets, online… Read More The List is out!
title: Comb of Wishesauthor: Lisa Stringfellowdate: Quill Tree Books; Feb. 2022main character: Kela Hendymiddle grade fantasy; African American references are to an advanced copy of the book I’ve been waiting to read this one for months; ever since the author had a copy sent to me. I was only able to pick this up recently… Read More review: A Comb of Wishes
Our eighth We Are Kidlit Summer Reading list will be released early Monday morning. As always, it’s been a labor of love. Through tremendous personal loss, Covid, relocations, dissertations and whatever else life through at is, we always came back to this list. I can’t tell you how proud I am of the dedication we… Read More WeAreKid Summer Reading List
Tonight is the final book discussion for A Book Club with Ms. Campbell and Dr. Dahlen. It’s not too late to register!! We’ll use the questions below to talk about the book for the first 30 minutes and then, authors Zetta Elliott and Lyn Miller-Lachmann will join in. Register: https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlfu2pqDgiHtfF52KrCIEcowIgW7x7K8Mv Moonwalking by Zetta Elliott and… Read More book discussion: Moonwalking
Summer school is in session, and I recently had the opportunity to dig into the contrast between ‘global’ and ‘diverse’ youth literature with elementary education students. While descriptions of what is global, international, diverse, or even young adult exists, there are no clear definitions of any of the terms. I know there have been times… Read More Growing My World Through Books