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review: This Is My Fort!

November 27, 2018

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title: This Is My Fort (A Monkey & Cake Book) author: Drew Daywalt illustrator: Olivier Tallbec date: Scholastic; February 2019 Picture Book While attending NCTE, I had the pleasure of attending Scholastic’s annual M. R. Robinson dinner. It’s a very nice holiday dinner that’s been hosted during NCTE for 86 years now. As with most […]

No More Monkey

November 26, 2018

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  It appears from a story posted on Instagram by Greg Pizzoli the other day that the "Jack" early reader series is getting released after all, but the main character is going to be an anthropomorphic dog instead of a monkey. Very excited to see these books! @CrazyQuilts — Elisa Gall (@gallbrary) November 26, 2018 […]


November 25, 2018


I’d hoped to post my review of the latest Monkey and Cake book by now but I’m planning to have it up no later than tomorrow evening. In the meantime, I’ll be preparing for Tuesday’s Twitter chat. @WeAreKidlit (formerly We Are The People) is currently developing our 2019 Summer Reading list and we thought it […]


November 13, 2018


  My first NCTE, and I’m presenting!! No worries, right? 😳 My talk on Black Girl Economics will be part of Session K.37—Opening the Boarders of Reading: Culturally Sustaining and Liberating Literature. This session meets Saturday, November 17, 2018 02:45 PM–04:00 PM in Room 370 F. I’ll also be at ALAN! I’ll be moderating Remixing Classic Tales on Monday with authors Kiersten White, […]

November Releases

November 4, 2018

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Blended by Sharon Draper. (Atheneum Books for Young Readers) MG Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police. Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean. (HMH Books […]