Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Child-sized T

Last week an article I wrote for School Library Journal got published on their website. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Evaluating Transgender Picture Books

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Musings on Harold and the Purple Crayon

Happy Spring, all! I came across this article on Harold and the Purple Crayon completely by accident, and thought it would be a nice way to start my (Kyle's) month of blogging, since I talk about this book all the time. There are a lot of discussions around issue-driven children's literature, and a lot of my ideas about why picture books are so important are nicely illustrated in this.

One sentence that stood out for me, on a slightly different tack, is "I feel squicky when people quote their students’ glitter-genius sentences on Facebook -- it doesn’t seem mentor-like or ethical..." and I'm interested in other thoughts on that, as it's something I think about a lot.