The first people a dictator puts in jail after a coup are the writers, the teachers, the librarians — because these people are dangerous. They have enough vocabulary to recognize injustice and to speak out loudly about it. Let us … Continue reading
usnatarchives: Bring your family to the National Archives on March 29 and explore the many ways people have placed their signature on history, from developing a signature style to signing groundbreaking policy into law. The Family Day hands-on activities will … Continue reading
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theparacanon: “I do my best to consciously work against gender stereotypes in my writing, for the sake of both girls and boys who read my books. And honestly, the main way I do this is to craft multi-layered characters. I … Continue reading
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gnomadiclibrarian: library-lessons: The End. -via The Oatmeal “Whom is vocabulary drenched in bourbon, monocles, and mustaches.” This is exactly the quote I was going to pull from this! Love it!
There is a misperception that children’s books are a sort of muzzy and not-quite-serious art form. They are as hard to write and edit, however, as good poetry. Like poetry, they must not have a single unneeded syllable in any … Continue reading
I love having something for the adult who is reading to the child. But I try to keep in mind at all times that the book is for the child. I don’t want any of that extra layer to interfere … Continue reading