Putting Books to Work: The 2020 Chase Lecture with Grace Lin How can we make multicultural children’s literature more mainstream? Grace Lin, a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, shows how we can encourage children to read books with culturally diverse characters. Using her experiences as a child, a mother, and an author as…
Navigating teenage angst is tough. Navigating teenage angst with immigrant parents, a brother in jail, and no friends is even tougher.
Review of the Rania Al-Abdullah’s The Sandwich Swap for CI 5404. A great story about differing taste in sandwiches and friends overcoming differences.
How do you express your true self in a world that says everything about you is wrong? This engaging, coming of age novel tells the story of a young poet pulled between her own desires and the expectations of others, and discovering the power of poetry to set her free.
Can a human be illegal? Authors E. Colfer, A. Donkin, and illustrator G. Rigano begin to unpack this question in the emotionally-gripping graphic novel, Illegal. The book serves as a counter-narrative that does much of the work that multicultural literature strives to do.