I recently had the opportunity to work on a discussion guide for the young reader’s version of Isabel Wilkeron’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent (Penguin Random House). In the book, Wilkerson works to distinguish between racism and castecism, proposing that what exists in the United States is a type of caste system based on… Read More Reviewing Castes
It’s FRIDAY!! This weekend I intend to languish over SLJ’s list of Best Books of 2022. And then, I will read! We Need Diverse Book’s new campaign, #BooksSaveLives, is designed to combat book bans and censorship. You can join the fight by buying swag, posting photos or videos with #BooksSaveLives, and/or attending school board or… Read More Gathering In
Yesterday evening, #ABCCD discussed The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks Adapted for Young People by Brandy Colbert and Jeanne Theoharis (Beacon Press, 2021). Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen and I have chosen some really outstanding books over the past year, and this one was no exception. Brandy Colbert is the author of 9 books for… Read More review: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
I think I spend more time on my December list of releases than any other because they’re so hard to find. Not many publishers release youth literature in December. There are a few, and they all seem quite intriguing. DECEMBER 6 Dec White Fox in the Forest by Chen Jiatong. Chicken House 13 Dec Adiba Jaigirdar. 27… Read More December Releases
My first conference since and I have so many thoughts! Anaheim California. What a place for a conference. The convention center is across the street from Disneyland, a place I probably wanted to visit as a child, but quickly lost all interest in. Anaheim is a beautiful city in California located firmly on Tongva, Juaneño,… Read More ALAN/NCTE: How long has it been?!