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Exploring Girl Power in Multicultural Graphic Novels
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Exploring Girl Power in Multicultural Graphic Novels

This project was completed as part of course requirements for EDCI 5404: Multicultural Children’s Literature.  Below you’ll find a collection of graphic novels featuring diverse female protagonists. From an abolitionist to a superhero, these characters are not just about girl power;  they also represent the audacity of spirit, the courage of souls, and the humanity … Continue reading

Naomi C. Chase Lecture 2017: Meet Author & Illustrator Melissa Sweet
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Naomi C. Chase Lecture 2017: Meet Author & Illustrator Melissa Sweet

Author and Illustrator Melissa Sweet delivered the 2017 Naomi C. Chase lecture on Wednesday, April 12,  2017. Melissa has illustrated many award-winning books, including two Caldecott Honor books: A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams and The Right Word: Peter Mark Roget and His Thesaurus, both by Jen Bryant. She wrote and illustrated … Continue reading

Deep Plunge Between the Lines: (Random Acts of) Kindness
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Deep Plunge Between the Lines: (Random Acts of) Kindness

Deep Plunge is a definitive commentary on key aspects of children’s and adolescent literature. Offered freely by Vernon the Reading Primate for the betterment of all reading primates everywhere, it reveals invaluable insights into how books work and why you should read them. Being kind to others is one of those (cross)cultural norms that seem … Continue reading