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Song of the South (1946)

(If this is your first time on this blog, I ask you to read my About page first! You can find a link to it at the top left-hand corner of this blog. 1,875 more words

The Old African(-American): In Memory of Julius Lester

Julius Lester came to children’s literature via Harlem, folksinging, and the Civil Rights Movement.  Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1939, by the early 1960s he was in New York City, singing songs of lynching (“See How the Rain Falls”) at rallies for SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee).  978 more words

Children's Literature

Day 8 /// The Wren's Nest & Oakland Cemetery

“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – William James

Isn’t that a quote we all want to live by?

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|| cw5 || Kites in the River: A Brer Rabbit Story

original Brer Rabbit story, composed by yours truly.  ;)  my class jokingly told me i should put bluegrass with this story.  little did they know…i’m not one to disappoint.  

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CW3: Brer Rabbit's Giant Table

Creative writing assignment: write an original Brer Rabbit story using colloquialism, repetition, things coming in threes, the harmless trickster Brer Rabbit who always wins, etc. This was a stretch for me, lol! 816 more words


Marble Tar-Babies

Inheriting Civil War Stuff

In Joel Chandler Harris’s “The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story,” the turpentine and tar stick figure stays still and silent throughout the two-page short story. 798 more words

Uncle Remus stories by Joel Chandler Harris

I hesitated to listen to these stories: I’d heard they were racist. I’m OK with working through that sort of material, but was looking for something lighter, so it floated down my listening stack. 228 more words

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