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review: Seven Pablos

July 23, 2019

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title: Seven Pablos Author: Jorge Luján Illustrator: Chiara Carrer Translator: Mara Faye Lethem Date: Enchanted Lion Books; 2018 picture book ‘Pablo’ is a name that can mostly be found in Portugal, Spain and the countries they colonized  around the world. In Seven Pablos, Jorge Luján and Chiara Carrer provide a brief glimpse into the lives […]

Voices

June 14, 2017

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Wait! Before you read this post, listen to this Hidden Brain podcast. http://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=531587708:531669057 I’ve been thinking a lot about the visual representations in picture books lately. I think this began for me with Dr. Leslie Bow’s presentation,” Race as Species: Animals and other Asian Americans in Multicultural Children’s Literature” and it was really brought home […]

I Am Not Your Bad Mood

April 28, 2017

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We’ve released the 2017 We’re the People Reading List and it seems to be getting a warm reception. As always, you can download and print PDFs from that site. Please do so, and share them. We critically evaluate books during the year to find those that we can put in any young reader’s hands without […]

The dessert, by the way, is BlackBerry Fool

November 4, 2015

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A Fine Dessert becomes A Fine Mess If you’re active on Twitter, Facebook or some of the children’s literature blogs, you’re probably aware of the controversy involving A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat written by Emily Jenkins and Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. (Schwartz and Wade, 2015) I first became aware of […]