Review: The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Adam Rex
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Review: The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Adam Rex

Reviewed by Laura Lemanski You thought you knew the story: rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, paper beats rock. But, oh no! In The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors, it is much more exciting in Drew Daywalt’s and Adam Rex’s take on the exciting legend that starts in “the Kingdom of Backyard.” Dewalt and Rex introduce … Continue reading

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