BOOKLight: Meet Author & Illustrator Melissa Sweet
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BOOKLight: Meet Author & Illustrator Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet has illustrated over a hundred books, many of which have won a number of prestigious awards such as the Caldecott honor, Sibert, Orbis Pictus, and the New York Times award. Melissa just completed her first chapter book biography, Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White. She lives in Maine. “I’ve been making … 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