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Little House, Big Mess

April 6, 2018

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I’ve never publicly weighed in on the conversations surrounding the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder or on the proposal to change the name of the Wilder Award. I’ve recently put together some reflections and all this and thought they might be worth sharing.  Laura Ingall Wilder’s works, like too many other books that have gained […]

Hot Topic: France, Syria, Lebanon

November 18, 2015

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What struck me most when I binge watched MadMen were the sensibilities of the era portrayed in the series. I remember the show incorporating the assassination of President Kennedy and the mother would not let her children see any of it on television and she herself was distraught and in tears. I don’t think she […]

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 […]