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

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 Weekly Best Book and has been heralded in Booklist’s starred review as “a superb, sometimes humorous, always thought-provoking coming-of-age story.”   … Continue reading

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

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