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The Velveteen Rabbit (an excerpt)
Margery Williams

The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the others. He was so old that his brown coat was bald in patches and showed the seams underneath, and most of the hairs in his tail had been pulled out to string bead necklaces. 351 more words


Friday Fifteen

Happy Friday, guys! It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a Friday Fifteen, partly because November was a dumpster fire and partly because I was in a reading and writing slump (mostly related to the general dumpster fire-ness). 44 more words


The Politics of Representation

The need for representation in literature and more broadly in media could not have been summed up more perfectly than when author, Walter Dean Myers, wrote, “What I wanted, needed really, was to become an integral and valued part of the mosaic that I saw around me.” There are so many different types of people in this country and in the world at large. 794 more words


Books for Kids: A modern cave boy and his tablet

It wasn’t long ago that a video made the rounds of a baby trying to swipe a magazine page the way she had learned to swipe images on a tablet computer. 524 more words


Review: The Shapes of Eid, According to Me

Title: The Shapes of Eid, According to Me Author: Samia Khan
Illustrator: Maria Ahmed
Publisher: Prolance
Pages: 28
Level: Picture Book

Another recent addition to the Eid-themed children’s literature is Samia Khan’s… 444 more words

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Special Kid Lit Community $500 Holiday Giveaway

Only One Week To Go Before Someone Wins a $500 Amazon Gift Card!

The Special Kid Lit Community $500 Giveaway is still open if you have not had the opportunity to register and participate  yet.   362 more words


Dreaming of a White Christmas: ‘Race,’ Christmas, and Children’s Literature

It’s December, and my thoughts turn to . . . well, my thoughts turn to the end of term and not having to grade another undergraduate essay for a while. 1,172 more words

Children's Literature