Deep Plunge: Disrupting Stereotypical Notions  in Children’s Literature
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Deep Plunge: Disrupting Stereotypical Notions in Children’s Literature

Disrupting Stereotypical Notions in Children’s Literature by Aaron Stein In children’s literature, characters of color are rarely “given a pass card to traverse the lands of adventure, curiosity, imagination or personal growth,” and they are often stuck in the “legacies of civil rights and slavery” (Myers, C. 2014). When characters of color do break these … Continue reading

Deep Plunge Between the Lines: Fear
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Deep Plunge Between the Lines: Fear

The experience of fear is familiar to everyone, but for young people fear has a number of special dimensions that are absent from adult perception. “Don’t be afraid” is a mantra children hear in various circumstances, yet fears are an integral part of every childhood. Ransom Riggs’ Miss Pergrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Jacob Portman, … Continue reading

BOOK WEEK: Meet Author Thanhha Lai
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BOOK WEEK: Meet Author Thanhha Lai

Award-winning author Thanhha Lai delivered the 2017 CEHD Book Week lecture on Tuesday , October 17,  2017.  Read about the event here.  Thanhha Lai’s debut novel Inside Out & Back Again won the 2011 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and a Newbery Honor. Her second novel, Listen, Slowly is a New York Times bestseller, Publisher’s … Continue reading